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Tom Thomson self-portrait

Tom Thomson painted the Canadian landscape with bold, brilliant brushstrokes, transforming the way Canadians looked at the northern rocks, lakes, and trees.

Thomson hired on as a fire ranger in Algonquin Park for one summer, the summer of 1916. He continued to paint when he could. The following year, he died mysteriously in a canoe accident at the age of 40.

Burnt Country, oil sketch by Tom Thomson

To view Tom Thomson’s paintings, and find out more about his life, check out the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery website.

Photo Credits:
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery [Tom Thomson self-portrait; Burnt Country, Oil on Board, Tom Thomson]
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