The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson

by David Silcox

Firefly Books | November 6, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

Not yet rated | write a review

"Silcox [is] a wonderfully lucid stylist . . . this definitive volume presents 400 supreme color reproductions . . . covering the entire spectrum of the proficient and prolific group''s magnificent output . . . every painting is vibrantly, radiantly, and gloriously alive: a veritable hymn to life."
-- Booklist

At a critical time in Canada''s history, the Group of Seven revolutionized the country''s appreciation of itself by celebrating Canada as a wild and beautiful land. These paintings of the wilderness evoke the same response in viewers today as they did when first exhibited.

Now in paperback, The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson is even more affordable than the celebrated original hardcover edition. This award-winning bestseller includes many never-before reproduced paintings and presents the most complete and extensive collection of these artists'' works ever published. The 400 paintings and drawings reveal the remarkable genius of all 10 painters who, at some point, were part of the movement. Tom Thomson, who died before the Group was established, was always present in the public mind.

Included are works by:

  • Frank Carmichael
  • Frank Johnston
  • A.J. Casson
  • Arthur Lismer
  • Le Moine FitzGerald
  • J.E.H. MacDonald
  • Lawren Harris
  • Tom Thomson
  • Edwin Holgate
  • F.H. Varley
  • A.Y. Jackson.

The artwork is organized by the various regions of Canada, with additional sections on the war years and still-life paintings. Introductory essays provide a context for a greater understanding and appreciation of Canada''s most celebrated artists.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 444 Pages, 8.66 × 10.24 × 1.18 in

Published: November 6, 2011

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554078857

ISBN - 13: 9781554078851

save
37%

In Stock

$23.10

Online Price

$35.00 List Price

or, Used from $30.48

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson

The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson

by David Silcox

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 444 Pages, 8.66 × 10.24 × 1.18 in

Published: November 6, 2011

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554078857

ISBN - 13: 9781554078851

About the Book

"Silcox [is] a wonderfully lucid stylist... this definitive volume presents 400 supreme color reproductions... covering the entire spectrum of the proficient and prolific group's magnificent output... every painting is vibrantly, radiantly, and gloriously alive: a veritable hymn to life." -- Booklist

From the Publisher

"Silcox [is] a wonderfully lucid stylist . . . this definitive volume presents 400 supreme color reproductions . . . covering the entire spectrum of the proficient and prolific group''s magnificent output . . . every painting is vibrantly, radiantly, and gloriously alive: a veritable hymn to life."
-- Booklist

At a critical time in Canada''s history, the Group of Seven revolutionized the country''s appreciation of itself by celebrating Canada as a wild and beautiful land. These paintings of the wilderness evoke the same response in viewers today as they did when first exhibited.

Now in paperback, The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson is even more affordable than the celebrated original hardcover edition. This award-winning bestseller includes many never-before reproduced paintings and presents the most complete and extensive collection of these artists'' works ever published. The 400 paintings and drawings reveal the remarkable genius of all 10 painters who, at some point, were part of the movement. Tom Thomson, who died before the Group was established, was always present in the public mind.

Included are works by:

  • Frank Carmichael
  • Frank Johnston
  • A.J. Casson
  • Arthur Lismer
  • Le Moine FitzGerald
  • J.E.H. MacDonald
  • Lawren Harris
  • Tom Thomson
  • Edwin Holgate
  • F.H. Varley
  • A.Y. Jackson.

The artwork is organized by the various regions of Canada, with additional sections on the war years and still-life paintings. Introductory essays provide a context for a greater understanding and appreciation of Canada''s most celebrated artists.

About the Author

David P. Silcox, managing director of Sotheby''s Canada, is an art historian, a cultural administrator and a senior fellow at Massey College. He is also widely recognized for his writings on the artists David Milne, Christopher Pratt and Jack Bush.

David P. Silcox

Editorial Reviews

Includes many rarely seen paintings as well as the signature paintings that dazzle our imagination... The paintings are set on a white matte paper that allows the richness of the color and texture of the brushstroke to come through... The historical information is concisely written, offering insight into the men who led the movement of Canadian art into new, daring, interpretive and abstract directions. This beautiful book will be appreciated whenever it is opened. It''s a gift, in more ways than can be expressed.
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart