Thomas John “Tom” Thomson was an influential artist of the early 20th century.
Tom Thomson was born near Claremont in 1877. He grew up on the bay’s east shore, just a few kilometres north of Owen Sound, Ontario.
Tom Thomson was encouraged to paint by his colleagues, J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer and Fred Varley, future members of the Group of Seven. Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson and Franklin Carmichael soon became part of Thomson’s circle.
Thomson died under mysterious circumstances on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park.
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