November 2, 2015

Icons of Identity: Prudence Heward and Tom Thomson

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

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.


Read the online art book Prudence Heward: Life & Work here.


Read the online art book Tom Thomson: Life & Work here.

LEFT: Studio portrait of Prudence Heward, c. 1927. RIGHT: Studio portrait of Tom Thomson, c. 1910.

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