Current Location:
Lake Michigan Hall -> 1st Floor (LMH)
Location Notes:
LMH; 1st Floor; Room 133

“Northern River“ by Tom Thompson

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.127
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1915 oil on canvas painting
Date:
1915
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 28 in Width: 24 in
Description:
A river visible through tree branches.
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. Purchased at the National Gallery of Canada.