"Bying Inlet, Georgian Bay" Poster in Decorative Frame by Tom Thomson 17.2" x 16"
From our Poster Collection, we present this beautiful Tom Thomson painting. Enhance any room with this iconic piece of Canadian art history or collect all our Group of Seven and their contemporaries, Tom Thomson and Emily Carr, to affordably decorate your entire home or office with distinctive Canadian art.
From the beautifully textured colours of land and sky to the perfectly designed composition and elegant tree shapes, "Bying Inlet" brings us back to childhood days spent in ghostly similar landscapes. Golden and engaging, we think that "Bying Inlet" works as well for many of today's spaces as it did in the early twentiety century.
On July 8, 1917, Thomson's canoe was found capsized in Algonquin Park. His body was discovered eight days later. He was forty years old and at the height of his powers as a painter. The cause of death is now, as it was then, an unsolved mystery.
Since his death, Thomson's work has grown in value and popularity. In 2002, the National Gallery of Canada staged a major exhibition of his work, giving Thomson the same level of prominence afforded Picasso, Renoir, and the Group of Seven in previous years. In recent decades, the increased value of Thomson's work has led to the discovery of numerous forgories of his work on the market.
Printed on 100lb. FSC certified cover paper stock, with careful attention to color and quality, our posters capture the artist’s original intent by creating a rich, vivid product. Poster image measures 16" x 19-1/4" framed in your choice of Classic Black or Cappuccino Decorative Frame—measurement overall 18-7/8" x 22-1/8"
About Tom Thomson (1877-1917)
Born near Claremont, Ontario, Tom Thomson, the youngest of six children, grew up in Leith (near Owen Sound).
At an early age, Thomson played both the violin and the mandolin.
As an adult, he became an avid outdoorsman and expert canoeist, preferring to spend his time at Algonquin Park, working as a guide – until the onset of winter would force his return to the city. This lifestyle offered only minimal wages, yet it afforded Thomson the freedom to paint in the natural setting he so cherished.
Bringing the Canadian Landscape to the Canvas
His brief but brilliant career was profoundly influenced by the landscape. In Algonquin Park he would often disappear for days, having discovered the perfect site for a sketch already formulated in his mind.
Tom Thomson would not live to see the birth of the Group of Seven. Yet, despite his untimely death in 1917, Thomson’s name became synonymous with the Group.
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