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   Thomas John Thomson

Thomas John Thomson


Personal Details


Thomas John Thomson

Place of birth

Claremont, Ontario

Date of Birth

August 5, 1877

Date of Death

July 8, 1917 (aged 39)





Influenced by



The Jack Pine, The West Wind and The Northern River

   Thomson was largely self taught. He was employed as a graphic designer with Toronto's Grip Ltd., an experience which honed his draughtsman ship. Although he began painting and drawing at an early age, it was only in 1912, when Thomson was well into his thirties, that he began painting seriously. His first trips to Algonquin Park inspired him to follow the lead of fellow artists in producing oil sketches of natural scenes on small, rectangular panels for easy portability while traveling. Between 1912 and his death in 1917, Thomson produced hundreds of these small sketches, many of which are now housed in such galleries as the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

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