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

Madoc
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.061
Indian Village Near Kamloops (recto) // Kamloops BC (verso)
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.056
Skeena
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.057
Staint-Tite-des-Caps, Quebec (recto) // Saint-Tite-des-Caps, Quebec (verso)
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.058
Above Saint Urbain, Quebec (recto) // Near Saint Urbain, Quebec (verso)
A. Y. Jackson
2007.005.064
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