Artist File

July 6, 2021

The New Canadian Landscape Painters You Need To Know About

In our column, Artist File, art advisor Diana Hamm of WK ART shares the artists that have caught her eye.

On hearing the term “Canadian art,” a lot of people immediately think of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. They are quintessential Canadian painters, particularly when thinking about landscape. While their work is beautiful and important to the canon of Canadian art history, they’re not new and exciting. There are many young artists working in landscape today, refreshing the classic genre and making their own mark on Canadian contemporary art. I’ve chosen a few of my favorites here, and each artist interprets landscape in a unique way. I think that’s what I find most exciting about painting today — there are no longer any rules, and the reinvention of classic subjects allows for blurring lines that no longer constrain an artist’s practice. Scroll down!

Author: Diana Hamm

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