Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 2nd Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DV; Building C; 2nd fl; Between Rm. 249C and Rm. 251C

“Falls, Montreal River” by James Edward Hervey MacDonald

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.59
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster Reproduction of original 1920 oil on canvas painting
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9.5 in Width: 12 in
Description:
A landscape of rapids and a waterfall surrounded by trees.
Historical Context:
James Edward Hervey MacDonald was a founding member of the Group of Seven. His artwork reflects the Canadian landscape with a sensitivity honed by his interest in by American writers such as Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. One of Canada's leading graphic designers MacDonald was also a poet and calligrapher. His design work was strongly influenced by Arts and Crafts designers in England and Canada, especially William Morris.