Tom's Legacy

Almost a century later, the art and life of Tom Thomson continues to inspire and capture the imagination of artists and curators.

Listen to how Tom Thomson influences some of Canada's most well known contemporary artists, and why curators still regard his work to be vital and relevant today.

DAVID BLACKWOOD, printmaker and painter

Hailing from the Big Rock, David Blackwood''s landscapes of Newfoundland depict the challenging life of those who live and die by the sea. He has a great affinity for the remote landscapes of Tom Thomson.

DAVID BLACKWOOD, printmaker and painter
DAVID BLACKWOOD, printmaker and painter

Hailing from the Big Rock, David Blackwood''s landscapes of Newfoundland depict the challenging life of those who live and die by the sea. He has a great affinity for the remote landscapes of Tom Thomson.

DIANA THORNEYCROFT, artist photographer

Diana Thorneycroft honours the works and legacy of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven with levity and humour and great affection. She incorporates their iconic Canadian paintings into her scenes of mayhem and mischief.

DIANA THORNEYCROFT, artist photographer
DIANA THORNEYCROFT, artist photographer

Diana Thorneycroft honours the works and legacy of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven with levity and humour and great affection. She incorporates their iconic Canadian paintings into her scenes of mayhem and mischief.

VIRGINIA EICHHORN, The Tom Thomson Gallery

Virginia Eichhorn, Director and Curator of the Tom Thomson Gallery shows the new permanent exhibition: Canadian Spirit, The Tom Thomson Experience.

VIRGINIA EICHHORN, The Tom Thomson Gallery
VIRGINIA EICHHORN, The Tom Thomson Gallery

Virginia Eichhorn, Director and Curator of the Tom Thomson Gallery shows the new permanent exhibition: Canadian Spirit, The Tom Thomson Experience.

CHARLES HILL, The National Gallery of Canada

Charles Hill, author, Curator at The National Gallery of Canada for 32 years, invites you to look at some of his favourite Tom Thomson painting.

CHARLES HILL, The National Gallery of Canada
CHARLES HILL, The National Gallery of Canada

Charles Hill, author, Curator at The National Gallery of Canada for 32 years, invites you to look at some of his favourite Tom Thomson painting.

VICTORIA DICKENSON, McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Enjoy a visit to Tom Thomson's infamous Shack and see some favourite paintings with executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Victoria Dickenson.

VICTORIA DICKENSON, McMichael Canadian Art Collection
VICTORIA DICKENSON, McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Enjoy a visit to Tom Thomson's infamous Shack and see some favourite paintings with executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Victoria Dickenson.

KIM DORLAND, painter

Born and raised in Alberta, Kim Dorland found inspiration in the Ontario landscapes of Tom Thomson. Dorland uses mixed media to represent an edgy and distinctive interpretation of northern Canada, and of Thomson's own life and death.

KIM DORLAND, painter
KIM DORLAND, painter

Born and raised in Alberta, Kim Dorland found inspiration in the Ontario landscapes of Tom Thomson. Dorland uses mixed media to represent an edgy and distinctive interpretation of northern Canada, and of Thomson's own life and death.

CHARLES PACHTER, painter, printmaker and author

Charles Pachter, recently awarded the Order of Canada, has been fascinated with the icons of Canada's visual identity, historic and contemporary. His colourful depictions of the Queen, the flag, moose, John Simcoe and the buttertart are distinctive, often humourous and recognized across Canada.

CHARLES PACHTER, painter, printmaker and author
CHARLES PACHTER, painter, printmaker and author

Charles Pachter, recently awarded the Order of Canada, has been fascinated with the icons of Canada's visual identity, historic and contemporary. His colourful depictions of the Queen, the flag, moose, John Simcoe and the buttertart are distinctive, often humourous and recognized across Canada.

MENDELSON JOE, musician and artist

Musician and artist, Mendelson Joe lives and paints in a log cabin amongst the towering trees just west of the highlands of Algonquin Park, where Tom Thomson was inspired to paint.

MENDELSON JOE, musician and artist
MENDELSON JOE, musician and artist

Musician and artist, Mendelson Joe lives and paints in a log cabin amongst the towering trees just west of the highlands of Algonquin Park, where Tom Thomson was inspired to paint.