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

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
Maples, Petite Riviere
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.050
Rosebud, September (recto) // Rosebud, Alberta (verso)
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.055
Rosebud, Alberta (recto) // Flowers (verso)
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.053
Go Home Bay, Ontario (recto) // Go Home Bay, Ontario (verso)
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.052
Pine Island
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.063
Carmangay, Alberta
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.054
Carmangay, Alberta
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.077