West Wind Gallery & Gifts‘s Today’s Memory
Tom Thomson’s birthday
Originally shared by West Wind Gallery & Gifts
Happy Birthday Tom Thomson!
Born Aug 5, 1877, Tom Thomson was a renowned Canadian artist, best known for his landscape paintings from the Algonquin Park area. His most well known pieces include The Jack Pine, The Canoe 1912, and of course our namesake, The West Wind.
He directly influenced a group of Canadian painters that would come to be known as The Group of Seven. Although he died before the group’s official formation, his artwork is displayed alongside theirs and many consider him an honorary member.
Thomson’s work can be found in our shop in framed prints, fine bone china mugs, tea pots, decorative plates and more.
Today only, when you drop by the shop and mention this post, we’ll pay the tax on all Tom Thomson pieces. We’re open from 930 – 6. See you soon.