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Group of 7

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Jack Graul

on 2 October 2012

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Group of 7 The Group of 7 were a group of painters from 1920 to 1933. They painted Canadian landscapes. The original members were Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H Macdonald, and Frederick Varley. Other people that had an influence on the Group of 7 that weren't actually members were Emily Carr and Tom Thompson. Why the Group of 7 formed was because they wanted to make Canadian art famous. They mostly painted northern Canadian landscapes. History of the Group of 7 By: Franklin Carmichael Mirror Lake Franklin Carmichael was the youngest original member of the Group of 7. He was an accomplished watercolour painter. He was born in Orillia Ontario in 1890. He passed away in 1945 at the age of 55. At the age of 20 he entered the Ontario college of art. He also founded the Ontario Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1925, and also founded the Canadian Group of Painters in 1933. Carmichael taught at the Ontario College of Art from 1932-1945. Franklin Carmichael By: Lauren Harris lake superior He was born in October 23,1885. He lived in Brantford Ontario. During the 1920,s, Lawrens work became more abstract and simplified, especially his stark landscapes of the canadian north and arctic. A.Y Jackson quoted saying that Lawren Harris was the one who inspired the Group of 7. Lawren Harris was a very important part of the Group of 7. Lawren Harris I like this painting because it reminds me of camping and northern Canada. I also like seeing mountains and lakes. Mirror Lake was made in 1929 what i like about this painting is the nice colors because it really makes the painting stick out. I also like the nice scenery because i like lakes The End By: Sam and Jack
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