Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven

February 20 - May 29, 2016

Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Ian M. Thom, Senior Curator, Historical

Cornelius Krieghoff, The Royal Mail Crossing the St. Lawrence, 1860, oil on canvas, 43.2 x 61 cm. Private Collection.

The exploration of the Canadian landscape and our place within it has always been one of the predominant themes of Canadian painting. From early artists such as Paul Kane and Cornelius Krieghoff exploring the winter wonderland of nineteenth century Quebec to the Group of Seven capturing the majesty of the wild places across the country, these artists have informed our collective imagination and influenced how we envision and understand this country. Featuring major works by figures such as Krieghoff, Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris and other members of the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and David Milne, this exhibition surveys this history of artistic engagement with the Canadian landscape from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century.

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Looking at Canada through a painterly lens
Source: The Globe and Mail
Published: October 30, 2015

The View from Here: Canada’s Landscape Artists
Source: National Gallery of Canada Magazine
Published: November 30, 2015

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