May 30 to September 7, 2003
Tom Thomson (Canadian 1877-1917)
Round Lake, Mud Bay, fall 1915
oil on wood, 21.5 x 26.8
Tom Thomson brings together, for the first time since his death in 1917, more than 140 of the artist's oil sketches, paintings and works on paper, along with works by his contemporaries. This comprehensive exhibition covers his entire, though brief, artistic career; his materials and techniques; his relationship to the Arts and Crafts movement; the changing character of his subject matter in Algonquin Park, from logging to tourism development; and the mythology around his life and death.
Tom Thomson is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.
The exhibition is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program and the Museums Assistance Program