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.