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Arthur Lismer Sunlight in a Wood (detail), 1930

Arthur Lismer Sunlight in a Wood, 1930, oil on canvas. Bequest of John M. Lyle, Toronto, 1946. © 2005 Arthur Lismer Estate

Arthur Lismer: Works from the Permanent Collection

October 4, 2005 - January 29, 2006

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Marking the 85th anniversary of the Group of Seven, this intimate exhibition features definitive works by Arthur Lismer, along with some of his drawings and works on paper.

This exhibition is the AGO’s participation in The Group of Seven Project 1920 to 2005.


LIST OF WORKS
 

Lismer, Arthur
Canadian, 1885-1969

Georgian Bay near Go Home Bay

1926, oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Harris, Toronto, 1979

 

Sombre Hill, Algoma
1922, oil on canvas
Gift from the Fund of the T. Eaton Co. Ltd. for Canadian Works of Art, 1950

 

Sunlight in a Wood
1930, oil on canvas
Bequest of John M. Lyle, Toronto, 1946

 

September Sunlight, Georgian Bay
1933, oil on canvas
Gift from the J.S. McLean Collection, Toronto; donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1988

 

Old Pine, McGregor Bay
1929, oil on canvas
Bequest of Charles S. Band, Toronto, 1970

 

Rock, Pine and Sunlight
1920, oil on canvas
Purchase, 1929

 

Sketch for "Rock, Pine and Sunlight" (2)
1920, oil on panel
Gift of Mrs. Doris Huestis Mills Speirs, Pickering, Ontario, 1971

 

Sketch for "Rock, Pine and Sunlight" (1)
1921, oil on panel
Gift of Arthur Lismer, 1940

 

Derelict Pier
1941, oil on canvas
Gift from the Albert H. Robson Memorial Subscription Fund, 1942

 

Dock Vista
1945, oil on canvas board
Purchase, 1946

 

Design for a Painted Screen
1919c, oil on board
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie Lismer Bridges, 1981

 

Lily Pond, Georgian Bay
1948, oil on aluminum
Gift from the Fund of the T. Eaton Co. Ltd. for Canadian Works of Art, 1949

 

Buck Grotto, Georgian Bay
1947, oil on panel
Gift of the Estate of Catherine Steele, Toronto, 2004

 

Islands, McGregor Bay
1923, oil on panel
Gift from the Fund of the T. Eaton Co. Ltd. for Canadian Works of Art, 1951

 

North Shore, Lake Superior
1927, oil on laminated paperboard
Gift from the J.S. McLean Collection, by Canada Packers Inc., 1990

 

Untitled undated (verso)
oil on laminated paperboard
Gift from the J.S. McLean Collection, by Canada Packers Inc., 1990

 

Rocks and Water, Go Home Bay
1921, oil on panel
Gift of Arthur Lismer, 1951

 

The Survivor, McGregor Bay
1929, oil on board
Gift of Miss Norah McCullough, Guelph, Ontario, 1985

 

Sketch for "Old Pine, McGregor Bay"
1929 c, oil on board
Bequest of Ambia L. Going, Peterborough, Ontario, 1938

 

Algoma
1924, oil on panel
Gift from the Fund of the T. Eaton Co. Ltd. for Canadian Works of Art, 1951

 

My Wife, Sackville River, Nova Scotia
1918, oil on panel
Gift of the artist, Montreal, 1951

 

 

Sunset Reflections, Georgian Bay
1921 c, oil on plywood
Bequest of Nora McCullough, Guelph, Ontario, 1994

 

Sketch for "Sombre Hill, Algoma"
1921, oil on wood panel
Gift of A. Burke Doran, Toronto, 1987

 

The Banks of the Don
1912c, oil on panel
Purchase, 1984

 

Algonquin Park
1914, oil on panel
Gift of the artist, Montreal, 1951

 

Lismer works on paper (to be replaced Sept.7 due to exposure limits)

 

Group I (Jun – Aug)

Study for "Sunlight in a Wood"
1929, crayon on paper
Gift of the Artist, 1946; 2851

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Drawing of Sir Frederick Banting, Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson
unknown, charcoal on paper
Bequest of Sir Frederick G. Banting, 1941; 76/20

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Three Studies for Dock Vista
1945c, graphite, pen and ink on paper
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie Lismer Bridges, Ashton, Maryland, 1979; 79/51

     

Group II (Sep – Dec)

Study for "The Boat Deck"
1932, charcoal on wove bond paper
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie Lismer Bridges, Ashton, Maryland, 1985; 85/244

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Georgian Bay
1926, brush and ink on paper
Purchase, 1928; 869

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Carl Schaefer at the Art Centre
1934, graphite on wove paper
Gift of Mark and Paul Schaefer, 1999; 99/29           


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