F.H. Varley

Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay

1921
This arresting image of the Canadian wilderness firmly confirms Varley’s commitment to the Group of Seven. Though the artist was best known for his portrait painting, this work documents the stark landscape of rocky islands and lone outcrops of trees on Georgian Bay. As the only landscape painted by Varley before he moved to British Columbia in 1926, it has been characterized as "a gesture of symbolic solidarity" with the Group of Seven.
Artist
Title
Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay
Date
1921
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
132.6 x 162.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1921
Accession number
1814