Thursday, January 27, 2011

Portraits by the Group of Seven

Mrs.Oscar Taylor, 1920, Lawren Harris.

self portrait, 1919, Frederick Varley.

Ludivine, 1930, Edwin Holgate.

The members of the Group of Seven are known for their landscapes, most of which could be described as expressive, impressionistic and abstract. One thing I appreciate from studying their work is that they all explored and experimented with different ways of painting. I thought it would be interesting to see what portraits came from this group. It turns out that Varley and Harris were the only 2 from the Group that painted portraits. I added one by Holgate who was apparently considered the eighth member.


  1. Your blog is great. I've just discovered it in a round-about way. I'm doing some research for a bridging course I'm taking at the U of T. And I fell for Ozias Leduc. I've had Holgate's Ludovine on my wall for years.

    Keep up the good work.