Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven

Video ~ Reframing Tom Thomson, Murray White ~ Toronto Star

19 October 2011 – 8 January 2012 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK

This exhibition will also tour to the following locations:

National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
29 January – 13 May 2012

The Groninger Museum, Groningen, the Netherlands
3 / 6 June – 28 October 2012

Heffel was in attendance for the opening events:

Nils Ohlsen (Director of Old Masters and Modern Art at the National Museum of
Norway) Alison Meredith, David Heffel, Merete Kristiansen, Patsy Heffel

“Above all elements Canadian, these are painters who knew how to handle paint and colour, and how to turn a small sketch executed on the spot into a high-pitched studio masterpiece.” – Brian Sewell, The Evening Standard

In the early twentieth century in 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. Tom Thomson paved the way for this artistic collective, the Group of Seven, and their works have become revered in Canada. This exhibition will reintroduce their stunning impressions of the Canadian landscape to the British public for the first time since the 1920s

Organized by the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada, in collaboration with the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo and the Groninger Museum. With the generous support of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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One Response to Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven

  1. Mary Jane Eichler says:

    Wow!! a great show!!
    I have been following these paintings before they left Canada and now in England…..I just love Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.
    Have Google Alert…and receive all things that are posted.
    I am an unknown landscape painter in Manitoba, Canada and also go with a local group into our Duck Mountain Provincial Park to paint…I have seen many of these paintings here in our forest…..These painters paint just like it is and that is so great….
    They are the best!!

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