The Legacy of the Group of Seven: The Toronto community of Painters’ Art and Social Progress
Join Anna Hudson, live on Zoom, on November 17th at 7 PM
Shifting away from the Group of Seven’s nationalistic landscape aesthetic, a socially-conscious community of painters formed in Toronto during the 1930s. In the years leading up to the Second World War, they imagined a society transformed by art and developed a shared visual language — a psychologically powerful “representational form.” The Legacy of the Group of Seven: The Toronto Community of Painters’ Art and Social Progress explores their passion for national social influence.
This lecture will be presented by Anna Hudson, PhD / FRSC, an art historian and curator specializing in 19th and 20th-century art in Canada, in addition to modern and contemporary circumpolar Indigenous art and performance.