Saturday, September 10, 2016

Original Group of Seven work by Jackson and Carmichael

Before the G7 name was highjacked by an informal bloc of industrialized democracies, the Group of Seven referred to a coalition of Canadian Artists who banded together in Toronto in the 1920s. Using a bold new style, they painted wilderness landscapes and more. Today much of their work can be seen at the McMichael Collection in Kleinburg.

The vibrant autumn scene on the left was painted by Franklin Carmichael in his home town of Orillia in 1924. A.Y. Jackson painted Grey Day, below, in 1935.

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