This year marks 100 years since Tom Thomson’s mysterious death in Algonquin Park. While he is renowned for his artwork depicting the wilderness of northern Ontario, the mystery surrounding Thomson’s death has also captivated people for a century. 144 more words
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It’s been a perpetual puzzler that goes back a century and now a Calgary artist is bringing audiences in the city a new look at the mysterious death of a Canadian legend. 319 more words
I love a good murder mystery. But you never think artists are involved in such mysteries. Artists are too busy doing their art in solitude. So I bought an out of print book at the Strand bookstore in Union Square New York. 322 more words
A hundred years ago this summer, the painter Tom Thomson died in Ontario’s Algonquin Park.
His artistic legacy is unquestioned. Barely five years of serious painting during the First World War produced works, like The West Wind and Northern River, that still inspire the Canadian imagination of wilderness. 991 more words
He’s the greatest Canadian painter you’ve never heard of. Well, maybe that’s unfair. If you are Canadian and you are reading this, you probably know who that is in the photo and also have a good guess at the name of the painting beside him. 488 more words