West Wind: The Art of Tom Thomson*

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West Wind: The Art of Tom Thomson*

  • 1944 ----- color ----- 20 min ----- vhs
  • (Re-released in 1995 by the National Film Board of Canada) In many ways the stark jack pine, painted against a background of lake and sky, has come to symbolize the Canadian North. Artist Tom Thomson stands as one of the few who succeeded in transmitting onto canvas the bold colors and outlines of a northern Ontario autumn and winter. How completely he accomplished this is proved by comparative shots of his sketches and the Algonquin Park landscape that was his subject. Distinguished fellow artists Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson and Arthur Lismer pay tribute to the genius whose career was cut short so tragically. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Artists, Biology, Canadian Studies)