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.