The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson

Paperback | November 6, 2011

byDavid Silcox

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"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.

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"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 i...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 10.25 × 8.75 × 1.5 inPublished:November 6, 2011Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554078857

ISBN - 13:9781554078851

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect collection What a great collection of the wonderful works of the Group of Seven.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Book Well if you cannot afford an original painting this is a good second plan.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book Bought the hard cover version when I had a $10 off coupon and it is wonderful. Great writing, great colour, and great quality photos. A must have for any Group of Seven fan!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reference book and wonderfully written! I am very impressed with this book and it's material featured. A really good guide to all the paintings you know and love! A heavy, well-made paperback book and not expensive for what it is!! One can see the textures and brushstrokes on these photos of the paintings. How wonderful!!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gtreat art Apprxciation Book-Not gab opn a cooffee table too! This a is a very inexpensive intro to the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson. Very good reproduction and colour integrity. Silcox knows his p's and q's and really explains the various phases of the group. Be sure to look for a follow up on the detective adventures of seeking the locale of all these great works.Good value. John L
Date published: 2015-01-26

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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.