My Daily Art
In his short artistic career, from 1912 until his death by drowning in 1917, Thomson painted only 33 large canvases, the work in WAG collection being one of them. The major component of his production comprised small open-air sketches on panel executed in the Ontario park where he was a fire ranger and guide.
In the winter, Thomson worked in his studio and produced the larger pieces. Perhaps that’s why he gave us purple snow — but purple snow we all know exists in this country, along with the amazing light of a February afternoon…or maybe April.
While the WAG is temporarily closed, this series of posts from Director & CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys, shares an artwork from the collection every day until the Gallery reopens. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our stories section for this and more WAG@Home content.