Many of the group spent much time in Algonquin, painting and relaxing. This idyllic location depicted would have been a dream place to stay during the beautiful summers in the early 1910s. The Guide's Home, Algonquin is reproduced with copyright permission. Therefore, the colours are as true as possible to the original. Professionally matted with 2" archival matte.
Image size: 8 1/4" x 9 3/4". Matted to 13" x 14 1/4"
The artist: Arthur Lismer (1885-1969) was born to a working-class family in England. He graduated from art school and specialized in pictorial publicity. Lismer moved to Toronto in 1911 where he worked at a commercial art firm and met some of the artists who would go on to form the Group of Seven. With his colleagues, Lismer explored the Canadian north, travelling and painting, and learning about Canada. His impressionistic style changed significantly to represent his rugged new country. In 1916, he began his lifelong career in teaching, as principal of an art school in Halifax. Lismer was very much a family man, and was devoted to his wife and daughter. In 1920, he became one of the original members of the Group of Seven. He went on to start the Children’s Art Centre at the Art Gallery of Toronto, and in 1941 he was the head of the Montreal Children’s Art Centre, all the while painting the landscapes and towns of Canada. In 1950, the first retrospective exhibition of his work was mounted at the National Gallery of Canada. Lismer spent his whole life sharing his passion for the importance of art and education.