Who are the group of seven?

Who are the group of seven?

Also  known as the Algonquin School, the Group of Seven was a group of Canadian landscape painters from 1920 to 1933. (Follow the links for the best sellers)

Franklin Carmichael (1890–1945), 


Lawren Harris (1885–1970),

 A. Y. Jackson (1882–1974), 

Frank Johnston (1888–1949), 

Arthur Lismer (1885–1969),

 J. E. H. MacDonald (1873–1932),

Frederick Varley (1881–1969).


 A. J. Casson (1898–1992) was invited to join in 1926,

 Edwin Holgate (1892–1977) became a member in 1930,

 LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956) joined in 1932.

Two artists commonly associated with the group are Tom Thomson (1877–1917) and Emily Carr (1871–1945). Although he died before its official formation, Thomson had a significant influence on the group. In an essay, Harris wrote that Thomson was “a part of the movement before we pinned a label on it”; Thomson’s paintings The West Wind and The Jack Pine are two of the group’s most iconic pieces. Emily Carr was also closely associated with the Group, though never an official member.


Believing that a distinct Canadian art could be developed through direct contact with nature, the Group is best known for its paintings inspired by the Canadian landscape.

By the early 1930s, the Group’s art was popular around the world. 

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