Lawren Stewart Harris, 1885 – 1970
Canadian artist Lawren Stewart Harris is best known as a member the Group of Seven, and is considered the main driving force that brought together and joined the varying talents and temperaments which formed the Group. He was also the founder of the now famous Canadian Group of Painters which succeeded the Group of Seven in 1933.
Lawren Harris’ abstractions were the breakdown of light, colour, and shape that can be seen in his paintings. ‘Algoma Country’ is a complete expression of his many painting trips to Algoma. The incorporation of many fields of view leads the eye dancing through the landscape, yet physically blocks the journey with lifeless trees in the foreground. The autumn colors remind us that nature is cyclical.