Tom Thomson in Algonquin Provincial Park
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Just spent a great weekend enjoying the weather, the spring blossoms and a local museum exhibit about Tom Thomson, a Canadian artist who died in 1917.

This artist was one of several who began to paint Canada’s landscape and scenery in new ways.

The exhibit showed some smaller works by Thomson along with many works by people who had been inspired by his work.

Titled, Searching for Tom, the exhibit dealt with the  chronology of his life, along with the mysterious death of this expert canoeist in a Northern Ontario lake.

The exhibit was interesting to see, just wish it had included some of his major works.

The legend of Tom Thomson lives in but I think that, with this exhibit, we found a bit of the man, himself!

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Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!


  1. Hi Patricia,

    I am writing you with regards to this Tom Thomson post. I work for White Pine Pictures, a film production company who has just finished production on a feature length documentary about Tom Thomson. In our ever growing quest to stay up to date about what is happening in social media surrounding Tom Thompson I must say that it is pretty tough to do so while we are focusing so much attention on the creation of the film, and knowing his story. Now that we are looking towards marketing and publicity of the film I thought you may have some knowledge in organizations that surround his “area” of the arts. We are looking for organizations or events such as the one in your post that may have an existing network of people who would be interested in this film. If you do know of any type of organization that has featured Tom Thomson in any way, or even social media networks or blogs or anything that deal in Canadian art or the group of seven, or anything surrounding Toms story that I would love to know of them.
    Please feel free to e-mail or phone me.

    Thanks so much for your help.

    David Kalinauskas
    White Pine Pictures
    416.703.5580 ext.230


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