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Tom Thomson Colouring Book

$9.95
One forty-eight page 8½ x 11 in. coloring book with nineteen images to color. Each illustration is reproduced in a small, color version of the original artwork and as a full-page line drawing.

Published with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Tom Thomson (Canadian, 1877–1917), the sixth of ten children, grew up on a farm near Leith, Ontario (on the shore of Georgian Bay), but chose to earn a living as a commercial artist. He was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman, and canoeist, spending much of his time as a backcountry guide in Algonquin Park, and painting until the onset of winter would force his return to the city. This lifestyle offered only minimal wages, but it gave Thomson the freedom to paint in the rugged north country that was his artistic inspiration. In a few short years as a painter, Thomson captured the true spirit of the Canadian wilderness as he expressed on canvas his impressions of changing patterns of light, color, and the seasons in Algonquin Park.

Thomson died shortly before his fortieth birthday. Some three years later, united by their vision for a Canadian national style of art, a number of his artist-friends formed the Group of Seven, with which his name is frequently linked. Thomson is regarded as one of the most important painters in Canadian history.

In this coloring book you’ll find nineteen line drawings based on Thomson’s original paintings, which are reproduced on the inside front and back covers of this book. The last few pages are blank so that you, like Thomson, can create pictures of your own, perhaps recording views of a park or scenic area that you find inspiring.

Images
Silver Birches, 1915–1916
Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay, 1914–1915
Autumn, Algonquin Park, 1916–1917
Pine Island, 1914
Wood Interior, Winter, 1916
Black Spruce in Autumn, 1915
Spring in Algonquin Park, 1917
Islands, Canoe Lake, 1916
Forest Interior, 1912
Snow in the Woods, 1916
Twisted Maple, 1914
Water Flowers, 1915
Summer Day, 1915
Tamaracks, 1915
Wildflowers, 1915
Woodland Waterfall, 1916–1917
Autumn Birches, 1916
Snow Shadows, 1916
Algonquin, October, 1914

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