Leith in Grey County, Ontario — Central Canada
Tom Thomson 1877-1917
One of Canada's most distinguished painters, Thomson was born at Claremont, Ontario County but two months later moved with his parents to Leith where he lived until the age of twenty-one. After working in Toronto as a commercial artist until 1913, he supplemented his limited income from painting and fulfilled his love for the Canadian wilderness, by serving as a guide and fire ranger in Algonquin Park. An exponent of a distinctive style of Canadian landscaped painting, Thomson influenced the work of the "Group of Seven". Among his better known paintings are "West Wind", "Jack Pine", "Spring Ice" and "Northern River". His brief career ended tragically in July 1917, when he was drowned in Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park.
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 44° 37.298′ N, 80° 52.638′ W. Marker is in Leith, Ontario, in Grey County. Marker is on Tom Thomson Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Regarding Tom Thomson 1877-1917.
Canadian Landscape Painter
Born Thomas John Thomson, August 5, 1877, Claremont, Ontario
Died July 8, 1917 (aged 39) by drowning at Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
Additional keywords. Historic Leith Church
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by Doreen Thomson of Calgary, Alberta Canada. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Doreen Thomson of Calgary, Alberta Canada. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.