GEORGE THOMSON OSA

(1868 - 1965)
Listed Canadian Artist
Oil on Canvas - Signed by the Artist
ca. 1930 - Georgian Bay
h: 18 in. by w: 24 in.

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George Thomson

 

George Thomson Georgian Bay


THOMSON, George OSA (1868-1965)

George was born near Claremont, Ontario and grew up in Leith (near Owen Sound). He studied art at the New York Art Students’ League. After which he went to work in Connecticut and painted there until 1926, at which time he moved back to the Owen Sound area and began to gain fame as a painter of Northern Ontario landscapes.

George, the older brother of Tom Thomson, was a very sincere artist and he called his work “conservatively modern”. He believed in the doctrine that every painter should develop his own art style according to the dictates of his temperament.

George was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and in many other major cities in Canada and the United States. His work is in the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Morgan Gallery of Hartford, Connecticut as well as in many public and private collections world wide.

Until his death in 1965, at the age 97, George was still actively painting and was known at that time as “Canada’s oldest living artist.”

 

 

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