Painting Algoma

In the footsteps of the Group of Seven

Rocks and shrubbery on the edge of the lake in the foreground and a small island in the distance on the lake.
A view of Lake Superior near Agawa Rock. Scenes like these directed the paintbrushes of Canada’s innovative artists – the Group of Seven.

Canada is undoubtedly singularly blessed with magnificent vistas. But in some parts of the country, sky and rocks, trees and water come together in spectacular and soul-stirring synchrony. Algoma is just such a place. Small wonder, then, that painting Algoma is an imperative for so many artists.

painting of rocks and sky in blues and orange
Lawren Harris painting of Lake Superior in the Fall.

Artists like Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald, Frank Johnston, A.Y. Jackson and Arthur Lismer Рall members of Canada’s iconic Group of Seven Рcame here to paint these landscapes.

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