Arthur Lismer

1885 - 1969 | , ,

Lunenberg, Nova Scotia

Lunenberg, Nova Scotia

Oil On Panel
12 x 16 in

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Arthur Lismer
Isles of Spruce

Isles of Spruce

Sampson-Matthews Silkscreen ,
27.75 x 38.875 in

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Arthur Lismer
Maritime Still Life, Cape Breton

Maritime Still Life, Cape Breton

Oil On Panel
12 x 16 in

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Arthur Lismer

Arthur Lismer was born in Sheffield, England in 1885. He apprenticed there as an engraver for seven years. During his apprenticeship, at the age of 15, he became an illustrator for the Sheffield Independent. He studied at the Sheffield School of Art (1898 – 1905) and in Belgium at the Antwerp Academy (1906-07). Lismer came to Canada in 1911 where he was employed as an engraver at David Smith and Co. in Toronto. He later moved to the Grip company where he met other future members of the “Group of Seven”. He first visited Georgian Bay in 1913 and in 1914 made the trip again with Tom Thomson. He became one of the founding members of the “Group of Seven” in 1920. Lismer taught at the Ontario College of Art from 1915 and was principal at the Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax from 1916 to 1919. He returned to Toronto to become vice principal of the Ontario College of Art from 1920 to 1927. He was an authority on child art and was the founder of children’s classes at the Art Gallery of Toronto where he was educational supervisor. He was involved in education at the National Gallery of Canada and later taught at McGill University. He painted landscape in northern Ontario, Nova Scotia, the St. Lawrence, the Gaspe, Newfoundland, and the Rocky Mountains. In his later years he exhibited at the Dominion Gallery. He died in 1969.

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Sketch of Tom Thomson

Sketch of Tom Thomson

Oil On Panel , circa 1914
9.75 x 7 in

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Arthur Lismer
Pine Island, Georgian Bay

Pine Island, Georgian Bay

Oil On Panel
9 x 12 in

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Arthur Lismer
Untitled (ocean floor)

Untitled (ocean floor)

Oil On Panel
16 x 20 in

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Arthur Lismer
Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

Oil
14 x 18 in

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Arthur Lismer
Forest in Winter

Forest in Winter

Oil
24 x 20.3 in

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Arthur Lismer
Georgian Bay Pool

Georgian Bay Pool

Oil On Panel
14 x 18 in

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Arthur Lismer