100 years ago on this date, Tom Thomson's body was recovered in Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, 8 days after his mysterious disappearance.
Thomson was an influential Canadian artist and iconic figure in Canadian culture and history. An artist and avid outdoorsman, Thomson had a direct influence on the group of renowned Canadian painters known as the Group of Seven with whom he shared an appreciation for the rugged, natural scenery of Ontario landscapes. Like Thomson, the Group of Seven captured its stark beauty and vibrant colours through the use of broad brush strokes and then liberal application of paint on board and canvas. His death was a great tragedy, but his name lives on in his art and his legacy. 🖼 : The West Wind was discovered in Thomson's studio after his death and was donated by @cdnclubto to the @agotoronto.