In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
softcover, 256 pages
Goose Lane Editions & the Art Gallery of Sudbury, 2013
In July 1977, Jim and Sue Waddington set off on their own expedition to discover the places that inspired these artists. Determined to locate, document, and photograph the actual landscapes that inspired A.Y. Jackson, Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer, Lawren Harris, A.J. Casson, J.E.H. MacDonald, Tom Thomson, and Frederick Varley, the Waddingtons began a 36-year journey - tracking down clues, deciphering bits of information, tracing ancient portage routes, and exploring hidden inlets - all with the purpose of finding the very spots that gave birth to the work of the Group of Seven.
In presenting reproductions of the original paintings and contemporary photographs of the locations where the original works were created, the Waddingtons invite us to come face to face with the elusive muses that enlightened and enriched this renowned group of artists