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First Snow 1919- 1920 A.Y. Jack­son oil on can­vas, 107.1 x 127.7 cm

Although mem­bers of the GROUP OF SEVEN (1920–1933) de­picted lots of other things, they are best known for their paint­ings of the rugged lakes, trees and rocks of north­ern On­tario us­ing bold brush­strokes and colours.

Moose Dream Leg­end 1962 Nor­val Mor­riseau oil on wove pa­per, 54.6 x 75.3 cm

The PRO­FES­SIONAL NA­TIVE IN­DIAN ARTISTS INC. was also known as the In­dian Group of Seven. These now-fa­mous artists came to­gether in the 1970s to high­light mod­ern In­dige­nous art.

Rol­lande 1929 Pru­dence He­ward oil on can­vas, 139.9 x 101.7 cm

Around the same time as the Group of Seven, the BEAVER HALL GROUP formed in Mon­treal, although it only lasted a few years. Un­usu­ally, it had al­most even num­bers of women and men. Mem­bers mostly painted por­traits and city scenes rather than land­scapes.

Mi­rage on the Plain 1956 Ronde Eveille oil on can­vas/ board, 81.28 cm x 109.22 cm

LES AUTOMATISTES wanted to break away from Que­bec’s past and wel­come a chaotic fu­ture after the Sec­ond World War. Its mem­bers cre­ated ab­stract works and a fa­mous state­ment of its views, the Re­fus Global man­i­festo, in 1948.

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