Group of Seven’s work returns to Canada for special exhibition

Running until January 6, 2013, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is now hosting a special exhibition known as Painting Canada: Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven.

Featuring iconic work depicting popular regions of cottage country like Georgian Bay, Algoma and Algonquin Park’s Canoe Lake, the exhibition was a huge hit in European venues such as the UK’s Dulwich Picture Gallery; the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway; and the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands. But the Group of Seven’s work has recently returned home and is on display in the village of Kleinburg, just north of Toronto. Those at McMichael are confident that the collection of 122 paintings will get an equally positive response from the Canadian crowd.

According to McMichael’s website, “The exhibition is framed by Tom Thomson’s views of the lakes and trees of Algonquin Park, and by Lawren Harris’s lonely and vast visions of Lake Superior, the Rockies and the Arctic.” By also showcasing some sketches by the artists, the exhibition gives people the unique opportunity to explore the creative process behind these representations of Canadian wilderness that so many cottagers love.

For more information about the exhibit, visit the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s website.