"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
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.