My Daily Art

Frank H. Johnston. Serenity, Lake of the Woods, 1922. oil on canvas, 102.3 x 128.4 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. L-102.

The title of this 1922 painting by Frank Johnston – Serenity, Lake of the Woods – says so much and offers so much about the transformative power of nature.⁠

Johnston, a member of Canada’s Group of Seven, captures the geographical expanse of the Lake of the Woods in Ontario and the intensity of the region’s long-lasting summer light. The vast sky and horizon line set above the shimmering water embody a new definition of serenity.⁠

As a teacher, principal, and practicing artist in Winnipeg, Johnston’s first solo exhibition was organized by the WAG in 1922.⁠

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One response to “My Daily Art”

  1. Marie Matheson says:

    Thos is a terrific idea!! Thank you.

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