Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 1 (FF)
Location Notes:
Print and Drawing Cabinet; Flat File 1, Drawer 1

“Wildflowers“ by Tom Thomson

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.69
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1915 oil on wood-pulp board
Date:
1917
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9.5 in Width: 12 in
Description:
A cluster of wildflowers-purple, yellow, white, and red.
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.