Depicting Canada; The Group of Seven

The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian artists known for their prolific depiction of and devotion to Canada. This group originally consisting of Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945), Lawren Harris (1885-1970), A.Y. Jackson (1882-1949), Frank Johnston (1888-1949), J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932) and Frederick Varley (1881-1969), helped to define a distinct Canadian visual identity through landscapes and the occasional portrait from the 1920s onwards. The City of Kingston Civic Collection contains works by three of these influential artists. The works were originally acquired by the Kingston Art Collection Society.

Objects in This Exhibit

Camp at Lake Superior (recto) // Oak Leaves (verso)
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.059
Sugar Shack in Quebec
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.060
Grace Lake, Ontario
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.066
Killiniq, Nunavut
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.062
McDonough Lake, Near El Dorado Mine
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.046
Bay Finn, MacGregor Bay
Arthur Lismer
2007.005.016
Canadian Soldier
Frederick Horsman Varley
2007.005.011
Bylot Island, Nunavut
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.047
Pine Tree (recto) // Georgian Bay (verso)
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.051
Maillard, Quebec - Good Friday
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.048
St. Hilarion, Quebec
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.049
Les Eboulement
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.065