Icons of Identity: Prudence Heward and Tom Thomson

An ACI panel discussion, featuring Dr. Julia Skelly and David P. Silcox; Moderated by Charlotte Gray

TOP LEFT: Studio portrait of Prudence Heward, c. 1927 TOP RIGHT: Prudence Heward, Sisters of Rural Quebec, 1930, Art Gallery of Windsor BOTTOM LEFT: Studio portrait of Tom Thomson, c. 1910 BOTTOM RIGHT: Tom Thomson, Northern Lights, 1916. Thomson Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

What makes a Canadian legend? In the early twentieth century, Prudence Heward and Tom Thomson were both esteemed for their celebrated paintings. Yet only Thomson became a household name. This discussion explores the legacy of two remarkable figures—one from Montreal, one from Toronto; one female, one male—and how they changed the country’s cultural landscape.


7:00 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2015
George Ignatieff Theatre
15 Devonshire Place, Toronto

Capacity is limited. To confirm a seat please RSVP at: rsvp@aci-iac.ca. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


About the panel:

Dr. Julia Skelly is Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. She is also the author of the new ACI online art book title Prudence Heward: Life & Work.

David P. Silcox is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. He is also the author of the new ACI online art book Tom Thomson: Life & Work.

Charlotte Gray, who will be moderating the evening’s conversation, is an award-winning author, biographer, and historian.