Arthur Lismer (1885-1969) Bright Land, 1938 oil on canvas 81.1 x 101.5 cm Gift of Colonel R.S. McLaughlin McMichael Canadian Art Collection 1968.7.9
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Lismer studied art in England and Belgium before immigrating to Canada in 1911.
Arthur Lismer (1885-1969) Self Portrait, 1924 oil on board 91 x 76.3 cm Gift of Mr. A.J. Latner McMichael Canadian Art Collection 1971.10
Arthur Lismer Olympic with Returned Soldier, 1919 CVM 19710261-0343 Beaverbrook Collection of War Art Canadian War Museum
Arthur Lismer, 1885-1969, England.
Lismer studied art in England and Belgium before immigrating to Canada in 1911 via Pier 2 in Halifax. He settled in Toronto, where he met some of the other artists with whom he would later found the Group of Seven. Lismer created art, particularly landscapes, in the Maritimes, in Ontario, and on Vancouver Island. He was also a leader in art education and a war artist known for his depictions of Halifax Harbour during the First World War.