Tom Thomson (1877–1917) was a Canadian painter who is associated with the group of Canadian artists called the Group of Seven, although that group wasn’t officially formed until after Thomson’s death. Nevertheless, he had a great influence on them. These artists concentrated on painting the landscape and wilderness of Canada in a post-Impressionist style, using bold colors and brushstrokes and thick applications of paint.
Thomson drowned at age thirty-nine under somewhat mysterious circumstances. As he had only begun painting seriously in 1912, his creative period was short, yet he left behind hundreds of small sketches and full paintings and a long-lasting legacy.
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