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