Autumn Foliage by Tom Thomson
Tom Thomson was born near Claremont, Ontario and grew up in Leith, near Owen Sound. In 1907he joined an artistic design firm in Toronto where many of the future members of the Group of Seven also worked.
His first exhibition was in 1913. Beginning in 1914 he acted as a fire fighter and guide in Algonquin Park in Ontario. During the next three years he produced many of his most famous works, including “The Jack Pine and The West Wind.” Thomson disappeared during a canoeing trip on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on July 8, 1917, and his body was discovered in the lake eight days later.