Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 5th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; 5th Floor; Rm. 531C

“Afternoon Algonquin Park” by Tom Thompson

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.63
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1915 oil on canvas painting
Date:
circa 1914
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9.5 in Width: 12 in
Description:
A snow-covered field with red trees in the background.
Historical Context:
"Tom Thomson's landscape paintings in oil created an enduring image of the Ontario North. His art both reflected and reinforced developing Canadian nationalism. Although he was associated with the Group of Seven, he was not a member. By late 1915, Thomson's approach to landscape painting was more imagination-based. He often sought some natural feature corresponding to his pre-existing ideas, or painted landscapes in his Toronto studio from memory." -National Gallery of Canada. This piece was purchased at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Gallery.