John A. Fraser

Laurentian Splendour

1880
In 1860, at the young age of 22, Fraser was hired as the first artistic director of the Notman Photographic Studio in Montreal. Seven years later, he ventured to Toronto to establish a branch of the Notman-Fraser studio. A founder of the Ontario Society of Artists, Fraser was recognized by critics as one of Toronto's leading landscape painters and was well-known for his use of light and his compositional skills.
Title
Laurentian Splendour
Date
1880
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
51.6 x 96.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts diploma work, deposited by the artist, Toronto, 1880
Accession number
72