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Canadian artist Tom Thomson is a major name in the field of landscape art. He produced more than 400 small oil sketches and fifty larger works on canvas. His paintings depict trees, sky, rivers, lakes and other scenery in nature. His work is considered a great example of the Impressionist movement in painting. It is easy to see why he has been hailed as the father of modern landscape art. The beauty of Thompson's work is evident in every detail.

In the late twenties, Thomson met the Group of Seven artists. The Group of Seven, or GS7, was Canada's first national school. Inspired by Scandinavian art at the Buffalo, New York art festival in 1913, the group championed the strength of Canada's wilderness and design-based techniques. The artists were largely southern urban dwellers who were not intimidated by foreign-trained works. A bronze plaque commemorating Thomson was created to celebrate his work.

Many publications and studies have been written about Thomson's life and work. A bibliography of the Group of Seven includes several sources about Thomson's life and work. Another bibliography, Art and architecture in Canada, lists sources published before 1971. Similarly, the Ontario Society of Artists' biography covers materials published up to 1981. Besides these bibliographies, many books and online resources also feature interviews with the artist. This is a good starting point for anyone interested in studying the artist.

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