Tag: Group of Seven

Franklin Carmichael – Peaceful Farm

An integral member of the Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) primarily worked in watercolors but this lush work – called Farm, Haliburton, 1940 – was done in the deep textures and colors of the oils he came to use. ⁠Ian Dejardin, executive director of the McMichael Canadian […]

Quick Hits – Field Notes

A fascinating artist combination at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham opens this weekend with historic sketches from a Group of Seven icon together with animation and drawings by a contemporary Canadian artist. The exhibition Field Notes brings together works by F. H. Varley with works by Toronto artist […]

35/150: Lismer – Halifax Explosion

Artist Arthur Lismer, who later would co-found the famed Group of Seven, was living 10 miles outside Halifax on Dec. 6, 1917 when he felt the shock wave of the largest man-made explosion the world had seen. The collision of two ships, one carrying munitions for World War I […]

Group of Seven: Guitars

The McMichael Canadian Collection is curating a fascinating music-and-art show for Canada’s 150th. The Group of Seven Guitar Project will exhibit masterwork guitars, commissioned from seven world-renowned Canadian guitar makers in homage to a particular Group of Seven member and Tom Thomson. Linda Manzer’s ‘Lawren Harris’ guitar. (For more on […]

Steve Martin curates Lawren Harris

UPDATE: The AGO synopsis of the exhibition, here. Steve Martin is now officially a curator.  When it was announced two years ago that the art loving comedian wanted to bring the works of Lawren Harris to an international audience, galleries climbed aboard.  Called The Idea of the North, […]