Inventing Tom Thomson

Author by : Sherrill Grace
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Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : An examination of Canadian identity through our cultural obsession with iconic painter Tom Thomson.


Tom Thomson

Author by : Joan Murray
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Publisher by : Dundurn
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Description : Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century is a survey of the richest, most controversial and perhaps most thoroughly confusing centuries in the whole history of the visual arts in Canada - the period from 1900 to the present. Murray shows how, beginning with Tonalism at the start of the century, new directions in art emerged - starting with our early Modernists, among them Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Today, Modernism has lost its dominance. Artists, critics, and the public alike are confronted by a scene of unprecedented variety and complexity. Murray discusses the social and political events of the century in combination with the cultural context; movements, ideas, attitudes, and styles; the important groups in Canadian art, and major and minor artists and their works. Fully documented, well researched and written with clarity and over four hundred illustrations in both black-and-white and colour, Murray's book is essential for understanding Canadian art of this century. As an introduction, it is excellent in both its scope and intelligence.


Tom Thomson In Purgatory

Author by : Troy A. Jollimore
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Tom Thomson

Author by : Wayne Larsen
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Description : Tom Thomson (1877-1917) occupies a prominent position in Canada’s national culture and has become a celebrated icon for his magnificent landscapes as well as for his brief life and mysterious death. The shy, enigmatic artist and woodsman’s innovative painting style produced such seminal Canadian images as The Jack Pine and The West Wind, while his untimely drowning nearly a century ago is still a popular subject of fierce debate. Originally a commercial artist, Thomson fell in love with the forests and lakes of Ontario’s Algonquin Park and devoted himself to rendering the north country’s changing seasons in a series of colourful sketches and canvases. Dividing his time between his beloved wilderness and a shack behind the Studio Building near downtown Toronto, Thomson was a major inspiration to his painter friends who, not long after his death, went on to change the course of Canadian art as the influential - and equally controversial - Group of Seven.


Tom Thomson

Author by : Jim Poling Sr.
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Publisher by : Formac Publishing Company
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Description : Tom Thomson is Canada's most famous artist and as everyone knows, his short and glorious career was abruptly and brutally ended on July 8, 1917 under mysterious circumstances. Since the recovery of Thomson's body, theories as to the cause of his death — accident? murder? — have preoccupied sleuths for close to 100 years. This book weaves together Thomson's life, art and posthumous mythological presence. The narrative is illustrated with period photos of Thomson and other Group of Seven painters, plus 20 of his most compelling paintings.


The Many Deaths Of Tom Thomson

Author by : Gregory Klages
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Publisher by : Dundurn
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Description : Commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of Tom Thomson's death, cultural historian Gregory Klages offers the deepest look to date at the historical record, testimony, and archives about the artist’s tragic and mysterious demise. Putting the whole range of theories under examination, he separates truth from legend in this great Canadian mystery.


Tom Thomson S Last Paddle

Author by : Larry McCloskey
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Description : While camping in Ontario’s Algonquin Park with their fathers, best friends Dani and Caitlin spend the night by themselves at an isolated site on Canoe Lake, rumoured to be the favourite spot of the famous Canadian painter Tom Thomson. After a sleepless night, the girls are stunned by the appearance of a ghostly canoe drifting towards the shore. Is this really the ghost of Tom Thomson, the creator of The Jack Pine and West Wind?


The Mysterious Death Of Tom Thomson

Author by : George A. Walker
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Publisher by : The Porcupine's Quill
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Description : In master engraver George A. Walker’s newest work, The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson, the circumstances surrounding the death and disappearance of the iconic Canadian artist are explored through some one hundred and nine wood engravings, creating a work that eulogizes not only the artist himself, but the struggle of the artist’s attempt to express himself while constrained by society, the reality of the moment, and mortality.


Tom Thomson

Author by : Dennis Reid
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Called "the art book of the year" and "a triumph of publishing" by the Sun Times, Tom Thomson is now available in paperback. Tom Thomson is one of the first major multi-authored books on this subject, and it has a critical edge that has been missing in the mostly celebratory, decorative works that have come before. The picture that emerges from the essays is complex, contradictory, sometimes even confused, but it's what is needed right now." (Globe and Mail) In this lavishly illustrated, "comprehensive and compelling account of Tom Thomson's life and times" (Toronto Sun), six expertly written essays reveal the iconic Canadian artist and colleague of the Group of Seven from many different perspectives from his biography and work to the context of the period in which he lived. This book was published in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.


A Treasury Of Tom Thomson

Author by : Joan Murray
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Publisher by : Douglas & McIntyre Limited
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Description : Tom Thomson's most influential paintings as chosen by his friends and collectors, illustrating a moving, untold story in Canadian art. In spring 1918, Lawren Harris and J.E.H. MacDonald, two members of the soon-to-be-formed Group of Seven, met in the Studio Building in Toronto. Their friend Tom Thomson had died the year before, and they determined to establish him as one of Canada's great artists. Most of his paintings and sketches were stacked up in the studio. They would select the best, mark their comments on the back of these works and make sure they got into Canada's most prestigious public and private collections. These two great artists had been Thomson's mentors and friends, teaching him about current art movements and coaching him in painting techniques. The pupil would become the master -- and Harris and MacDonald, together with A.Y. Jackson, wanted to be sure that he would be recognized and remembered. Art historian Joan Murray has constructed a beautiful, intimate treasury of Thomson's "best paintings," as chosen by these artist friends and later major collectors, and has written an insightful commentary on each one. Knowing the story that lies behind Thomson's great works helps us to view these paintings with new insight and appreciation. We understand what makes these works special.


The Many Deaths Of Tom Thomson

Author by : Gregory Klages
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Publisher by : Dundurn
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Description : A National Post Bestseller! How did Tom Thomson die in the summer of 1917? Was landscape painter Tom Thomson shot by poachers, or by a German-American draft dodger? Did a blow from a canoe paddle knock him unconscious and into the water? Was he fatally injured in a drunken fight? Did he end his life out of fear of being forced to marry his pregnant girlfriend? Commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the death of the renowned Canadian landscape painter, The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson offers an authoritative review of the historical record, as well as some theories you might not have thought of in a hundred years. Cultural historian Gregory Klages surveys first-hand testimony and archival records about Thomson’s tragic demise, attempting to sort fact from legend in the death of this Canadian icon.


Tom Thomson

Author by : David Silcox
Languange : en
Publisher by : HarperCollins
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Description : A stunning new edition of the Canadian classic with never-before-seen paintings First published in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of a Canadian painter whose brief, brilliant life, and untimely death in a mysterious canoe accident, gained him mythic status in his homeland, Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm quickly attained legendary status in its own right. This newly designed and expanded edition revives a classic and adds more than 25 never-before-seen paintings and a new introduction. Co-authors Harold Town, a founder of the Painters Eleven and an icon of Canadian art himself, and art historian David P. Silcox, former head of Sotheby's Canadian division, celebrate this early associate of the Group of Seven as a key creative figure without falling into the trap of cultural jingoism. Thomson, the authors maintain, was an inspired regional painter—in the best sense of that term—who stumbled upon the bold Expressionist palette pioneered by Matisse and his contemporaries despite working from a provincial backwater. Thomson's finest works are reproduced here in painstakingly colour-matched plates, including more than 80 of Thomson's famous oil sketches in exactly their original size.


Who Killed Tom Thomson

Author by : John Little
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Tom Thomson was Canada's Vincent van Gogh. He painted for a period of five years before meeting his untimely death in a remote wilderness lake in July 1917. He was buried in an unofficial grave close to the lake where his body was found. About eight hours after he was buried, the coroner arrived but never examined the body and ruled his death accidental due to drowning. A day and a half later, Thomson's family hired an undertaker to exhume the body and move it to the family plot about 100 miles away. This undertaker refused all help, and only worked at night. In 1956, John Little's father and three other men, influenced by the story of an old park ranger who never believed Thomson's body was moved by the undertaker, dug up what was supposed to be the original, empty grave. To their surprise, the grave still contained a body, and the skull revealed a head wound that matched the same location noted by the men who pulled his corpse from the water in 1917. The finding sent shockwaves across the nation and began a mystery that continues to this day. In Who Killed Tom Thomson? John Little continues the sixty-year relationship his family has had with Tom Thomson and his fate by teaming up with two high-ranking Ontario provincial police homicide detectives. For the first time, they provide a forensic scientific opinion as to how Thomson met his death, and where his body is buried. Little draws upon his father's research, plus recently released archival material, as well as his own thirty-year investigation. He and his colleagues prove that Thomson was murdered, and set forth two persons of interest who may have killed Tom Thomson.


Tom Thomson Sketches Of Springtime

Author by : Sandrine Revel
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Publisher by : Europe Comics
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Description : Tom Thomson, whose grandiose landscapes of Ontario's wilderness marked the entry of Canadian art into the modern era, died at a young age under troubling circumstances. His career as a painter was as brief as it was fundamental, in that it inspired the next great generation of Canadian painters, the iconic Group of Seven. Returning to the circumstances of the painter's sudden disappearance just as he was beginning to attain recognition, Sandrine Revel retraces his journey, sketching a subtle portrait of the artist while questioning nostalgia in art as it attaches itself to artists. This is a book about memory and the past: troubling, beautiful, and melancholic, like the passage of time.


Tom Thomson

Author by : Joan Murray
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Publisher by : Dundurn
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Description : This is an intimate biography of an artist who became a legend after his death, but who in his private life stands revealed as a troubled man who was, in many ways, his own victim. Joan Murray’s new biography is part detective work, too: she investigates his beliefs, and the origins of his great masterpieces, and provides a convincing description of the possible circumstances of his death. The art of Tom Thomson represents one of the high points of Canadian modernism, which flourished in the first two decades of this century. During his brief career, lasting just five years, Thomson evolved a highly intense, naturalistic style, introducing formal innovations and challenging the idiom of the tonal landscape of painters popular in his day. Thomson’s idiosyncratic expressionist landscape art reflected the intellectual and psychological climate of pre-World War I Canada. It developed against the complex cultural background that produced the poets Bliss Carmen and Duncan Campbell Scott and, later, the painters of the Group of Seven. Despite his short creative life, and only half a decade of mature artistic activity, Thomson, a superb designer, produced an extensive body of work - more than thirty canvases and three hundred oil sketches - in a remarkably personal style, characterized by unusual colour combinations and strong patterns. Through it he conveyed the existential dimension of nature, making Algonquin Park - its trees, waters, and winds - the principal subject of his work.


The Real Mystery Of Tom Thomson

Author by : Richard Weiser
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Although much has been written about Tom Thomson's mysterious death, little to nothing has been written about his life's accomplishment: how in less than four years, a man with little experience and no art school education was able to create hundreds of paintings that have captured the nation's imagination for almost a century. This is the real Tom Thomson mystery, and it is a story worth telling.


Tom Thomson S Last Paddle

Author by : Larry McCloskey
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Description : While camping in Ontario’s Algonquin Park with their fathers, best friends Dani and Caitlin spend the night by themselves at an isolated site on Canoe Lake, rumoured to be the favourite spot of the famous Canadian painter Tom Thomson. After a sleepless night, the girls are stunned by the appearance of a ghostly canoe drifting towards the shore. Is this really the ghost of Tom Thomson, the creator of The Jack Pine and West Wind?


The Group Of Seven And Tom Thomson

Author by : David P. Silcox
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Publisher by : Firefly Books Limited
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Description : This book celebrates the artisitic legacy of eleven artists who broke with tradition and established a new way of painting Canada. Although they called themselves the Group of Seven, the members eventually numbered ten. Tom Thompson, who died before the group was established, was always present in spirit and in the public mind--Page 4 of cover.


The Group Of Seven And Tom Thomson

Author by : Anne Newlands
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Publisher by : Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
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Description : Well-illustrated with 40 color works and archival photographs, this is an informative introduction to Canada's best-loved artists from the early 20th century -- the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson.


Tom Thomson 2022 Wall Calendar

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : POMEGRANATE FINE ART COLLECTIO
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Tom Thomson

Author by : Wayne Larsen
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Publisher by : Dundurn
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Description : Tom Thomson holds a prominent position in Canada's culture and has become an icon for his landscapes, his brief life, and mysterious death. Dividing his time between the wilderness and a shack behind the Studio Building near downtown Toronto, Thomson was an inspiration to his friends who eventually formed the Group of Seven.


A Like Vision

Author by : Ian Dejardin
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A Like Vision is a lavish celebration of the legacy of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, Canada's canonical landscape painters. The Group's depiction of the rugged beauty of the Canadian landscape -- from the coastal mountains of British Columbia to the north shore of Lake Superior, the villages of rural Quebec, and the rocky, windswept coves of Newfoundland -- charged Canadians to experience their country in a bold new light and changed the face of Canadian art forever. Through their vigorous and expressive painterly style and vibrant colours, the Group of Seven significantly contributed to Canada's sense of autonomy and identity as a modern state in the aftermath of the First World War. Featuring three hundred full-colour images, A Like Vision includes a lead essay by Ian A.C. Dejardin, Executive Director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and contributions by a host of artists, curators, and writers. Among them are Indigenous art historian and curator Gerald McMaster, filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal, novelists David Macfarlane and Jane Urquhart, painters John Hartman and Robert Houle, and Inuk writer Tarrilik Duffy. One hundred years on from the Group's first exhibition in 1920, A Like Vision is both a chance to review the Group's legacy and a tribute to these giants of Canadian art and culture.


Tom Thomson

Author by : Joan Murray
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Publisher by : McArthur & Company Pub Limited
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Description : Focuses on one series in his work--trees.


The Group Of Seven And Tom Thomson

Author by : David P. Silcox
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Publisher by : Firefly Books Limited
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Description : A major retrospective of the famous Canadian art movement and their contemporaries. Features 400 works of art reproduced in full color and organized by the subject of the painting, plus introductory text.


Algonquin Elegy

Author by : NeiL Lehto
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Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : Neil J. Lehtos Algonquin Elegy: Tom Thomsons Last Spring, is both a labor of love and a labor of gargantuan effort to come to some understanding, nine decades on, of exactly what happened that summer of 1917. Perhaps no one has ever worked as hard to know the unknowable and, in doing so, he has contributed invaluably to the greatest story in all of Canadian art. Neils passion for Tom Thomson shines through as passionately on each page as Thomsons passion for Algonquin Park shines though on each painting he left behind that last Spring. Roy MacGregor, Columnist for the Globe & Mail.


A Study Of Tom Thomson

Author by : Blodwen Davies
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Flowers

Author by : Joan Murray
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Publisher by : McArthur & Company Pub Limited
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Description : This book is a small and elegant container of mostly small paintings. It will make the work of these geniuses accessible rather than simply awesome.


The Art Of Tom Thomson

Author by : Joan Murray
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Painting Canada

Author by : Ian A. C. Dejardin
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Publisher by : Philip Wilson Publishers
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Description : "In early twentieth-century Toronto, Canada, the first stirrings of a new movement of painting were being felt. A group of artists started to engage with the awesome Canadian wilderness, a landscape previously considered too wild and untamed to inspire true art. Leading the way was Tom Thomson. In little more than three years of electrifying creativity before his premature death in 1917 he formulated an artistic language that captured the unique qualities of the Canadian landscape. Three years later his friends--Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley, Frank Johnston, Franklin Carmichael and A.Y. Jackson--formed the Group of Seven. They built on Thomson's legacy to produce a landscape style that to this day influences the way Canadians visualise their country, and their paintings are national icons in Canada. This book tells of the Group's collective quest to depict Canada in paint. It recounts their beginnings, the challenges they faced and the remarkable and often extreme journeys they undertook in search of new subject matter. Essays explore the artists' relationship with the Arctic north, and analyse Thomson's art through the prism of the prevalent scientific theories of the day. A fresh, European perspective on these Canadians is offered in essays exploring their links with Scandinavian art and European expressionism. Beautifully illustrated with over 120 colour reproductions of their work, and maps indicating the geographical range covered by this selection of paintings, this book offers an insight into the history of this important--yet little-known in Europe--artistic movement."--Publisher's website.


Three Sisters

Author by : Elsa d'Esterre Keeling
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