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.
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.