Tom Thomson Life & Work by David P. Silcox

In less than a decade as a painter, Tom Thomson produced around fifty canvases and four hundred or more small sketches on a variety of boards and panels, none much larger than 21.6 x 26.7 cm. Today they are regarded as some of Canada’s strongest and most popular images of the North, even if the sites Thomson painted constituted much less pristine wilderness than is usually acknowledged. Many other artists lived longer and created more works than he did, yet achieved much less.