Tom Thomson History

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In the early 20th century, In their early careers a group of men with the exception of two, had a job w/ the Grip Engraving Co. as commercial artists, earning about $2.50 a week, discovered that they shared a common artistic interest. Together, these men would retire on weekend sketching trips and/or socialize at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto.

This group of men ( or more commonly known as the Group of Seven) consisted of Franklin Carmichael, Alexander Young Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Lawren Harris, James Edward Hervey Macdonald, Frank Johnston, Frederick Varley, and Tom Thomson (Tom Thomson was never officially in the Group of Seven due to his mysterious death, although he played a major influence on the rest of the Group of Seven).
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He founded the Canadian Group of Painters which later, many members of the Group of Seven converted when the Group of Seven disbanded. He was mostly famous for his watercolor paintings.Carmichael also founded the Ontario Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1925. His most famous painting is the Lone Lake, fetching up to $350 000.

As a young boy A(lexander)Y(oung) Jackson worked as an office boy for a lithograph company (the process of producing a picture, writing, on a flat, specially prepared stone, with some greasy or oily substance). Like the rest of the members, Jackson made a momentous contribution to the development of art in Canada. In World War I, he served as a war artist. In 1925 he taught at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. After, in 1967, Jackson was delegated as a Companion of the Order of Canada. His most famous painting is the “Red Maple” which costs as much as $319,900 - $650,900+.

Arthur Lismer was an a official war artist like A.Y. Jackson. When he was 13, he apprenticed at a photo engraving company. Later, he served as president of Victoria college art. He was largely influenced by pre-canadian experience of his. His most famous painting is the RMS
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