Lawren Harris

Lawren Harris Red House, Winter oil on canvas 88 x 103 cm 1925

Lawren Harris The Corner Store 1912

 Lawren Harris Little House oil on paperboard 19.9 x 14.2 cm 1911

Lawren Harris Houses, Gerrard Street, Toronto oil on canvas 89.3 x 76.9 cm 1912

Shira Anklewicz has suggested that we look at the paintings of Lawren Harris, saying:

One of my favourite artists is Lawren Harris. Harris was a Canadian artist based out of Toronto and a member of the Group of Seven. Much of his work, especially his paintings of large mountains and icebergs done in the 1920s and 1930s in northern Canada, is iconic to this country. However, it is his snowy houses of Toronto that I love. His paintings often seem so simple but are so strong in composition and colour.

Harris studied painting in Berlin and was influenced by the European art of the time including Post Impressionism, and on a trip to Buffalo, NY saw an exhibit of Scandinavian paintings that had an impact on him. In his later works he began incorporating ideas of Theosophy into paintings and worked more towards abstraction.

Thank you Shira!

Art is the beginning of vision into the realm of eternal life.
-Lawren Harris

The month of December will be dedicated to the theme of "Winter". Please email your suggestion (not your own work please) with a few words to describe why you like it. Be sure to include the title, medium, size and year.

1 comment:

  1. I am familiar with the Group of Seven, but not in depth. I looked at Harris' paintings of snowy mountains and agree with Shira in that his houses are the paintings to which I am drawn.

    Thank you, Taryn, for such an interesting blog!


Comments are welcomed and appreciated, and no word verification is needed. Any private questions? Send an email to awakeandpainting@gmail.com