Tom Thomson: Icon & Enigma

ACI releases free ebook on Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson, The Pointers, 1916–17, oil on canvas, 101 x 114.6 cm, Hart House Permanent Collection, University of Toronto

Widely recognized for his iconic images of the wilderness, Thomson laid the foundation for the Group of Seven and helped to shape Canada’s cultural identity. His tragic death at Canoe Lake, only five years into his promising career, remains a national mystery. To learn more, read the ACI’s free online art book Tom Thomson: Life & Work by David P. Silcox, Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto.