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Winter in the City, 1924

Lawren S. Harris
Canadian, 1885 - 1970
pen and black ink with graphite on wove paper
34.3 x 39.3 cm
Purchased 1925
National Gallery of Canada (no. 3168)
© family of Lawren S. Harris

Lawren Harris was one of young Carl Schaefer's first mentors. Harris's "house portraits" were clearly the prototype for Schaefer's house subjects; and the sharply defined pen-and-ink drawing style used by Harris and other members of the Group of Seven would become the style adopted by Schaefer and many of his contemporaries.

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