Harris, Lawren Stewart

HARRIS, Lawren Stewart, artist (b 23 Oct 1885, Brantford, ON; d 29 Jan 1970, Vancouver). The acknowledged leader of the Group of Seven, he was an influential figure in Canadian art for half a century. After studying painting in Berlin from 1904 to 1908, he returned to Ontario and spent the next few years developing his talents as a painter of the northern shield country. He was joined by a group of young painters who shared his commitment to the Canadian landscape and in 1920 they formed the...

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