Tom Thomson: Artist of the North (Quest Biography) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading Tom Thomson: Artist of the North (Quest Biography) on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Tom Thomson: Artist of the North [Paperback]

Wayne Larsen
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 19.99
Price: CDN$ 14.43 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 5.56 (28%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Thursday, October 2? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $7.99  
Paperback CDN $14.43  
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

Jan. 18 2011 Quest Biography (Book 28)

Tom Thomson (1877-1917) occupies a prominent position in Canada's national culture and has become a celebrated icon for his magnificent landscapes as well as for his brief life and mysterious death. The shy, enigmatic artist and woodsman's innovative painting style produced such seminal Canadian images as The Jack Pine and The West Wind, while his untimely drowning nearly a century ago is still a popular subject of fierce debate.

Originally a commercial artist, Thomson fell in love with the forests and lakes of Ontario's Algonquin Park and devoted himself to rendering the north country's changing seasons in a series of colourful sketches and canvases. Dividing his time between his beloved wilderness and a shack behind the Studio Building near downtown Toronto, Thomson was a major inspiration to his painter friends who, not long after his death, went on to change the course of Canadian art as the influential - and equally controversial - Group of Seven.


Frequently Bought Together

Tom Thomson: Artist of the North + Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him
Price For Both: CDN$ 30.31


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

Review

Tom Thomson (1877-1917) occupies a prominent position in Canada's national culture and has become a celebrated icon for his magnificent landscapes as well as for his brief life and mysterious death. The shy, enigmatic artist and woodsman's innovative painting style produced such seminal Canadian images as The Jack Pine and The West Wind, while his untimely drowning nearly a century ago is still a popular subject of fierce debate.

Originally a commercial artist, Thomson fell in love with the forests and lakes of Ontario's Algonquin Park and devoted himself to rendering the north country's changing seasons in a series of colourful sketches and canvases. Dividing his time between his beloved wilderness and a shack behind the Studio Building near downtown Toronto, Thomson was a major inspiration to his painter friends who, not long after his death, went on to change the course of Canadian art as the influential - and equally controversial - Group of Seven.

About the Author

Wayne Larsen is a Montreal artist, editor, and writer whose work has appeared in a wide variety of publications. Currently, he teaches graduate-level journalism at Concordia University and is the author of A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter and James Wilson Morrice: Painter of Light and Shadow. He lives in Verdun, Quebec.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
3.3 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Feb. 9 2011
Format:Paperback
Wayne Larsen delivers a superficial telling of Canada's greatest landscape painter, who drowned in Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park, in 1917. Offered as a full biography, Larsen commits the sin of fictionalizing the most important scenes in Thomson's life -- his romance with Alice Lambert in Seattle, his engagement to Anne E. Trainor, his drowning and his funeral in Owen Sound. the book makes no effort to understand Thomson's most famous paintings or his tremendous output in the months before his death.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book in series on great Canadians March 22 2011
By Esmé
Format:Paperback
Ignore the first review. Larsen's book is an excellent read filled with more insight into the actual ART and PAINTINGS than many of the previous books on Thomson that I have read. It's an excellent entry in this series on great Canadians.
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Portrayal of the Artist in his Element March 26 2011
By CMD
Format:Paperback
This biography of one of Canada's most renowned artists is enjoyable, engaging, and informative. The life of Thomson is well presented and includes his family background and youth, his associations with other artists (some of whom later became" 'The Group of Seven"'), and his canoeing and fishing adventures, which were the backdrop for his now famous landscape canvases in Algonquin Park. As well, aspects of Thomson''s mysterious and tragic death are described. Larsen fluidly conveys the evolution of Thomson's career, and portrays the passion of Thomson as an artist within his element, the Northern wilderness.
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback