Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven
26 Jan 2012 - 13 May 2012
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
The National Gallery of Canada has collaborated with London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery and other institutions to presentan impressive European tour dedicated to Group of Seven. Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven is the largest exhibition of Canadian art in history to travelto Europe and features an astonishing 122 famous landscape paintings, as well as Tom Thomson’s sketchbox. These bold and exciting works were first celebrated not in Canada, but in London, at the British Empire exhibitions at Wembley in 1924 and 1925. Since then, despite becoming greatly revered in Canada, the work of Thomson and the Group of Seven has remained virtually unknown on the international stage.
The exhibition is organized by the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London and the National Gallery of Canada, in collaboration with the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (Norway) with the generous support of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and other institutional and private lenders. The presentation at Dulwich is made possible thanks to the generous support of Presenting Sponsors RBC Wealth Management and Groupe Aeroplan.
Tom Thomson. The Jack Pine, 1916-17 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Photo © NGC