Arthur Lismer

Canada / 1885 - 1969 / wikipedia
An English-Canadian painter and member of the Group of Seven.

"At age 13 he apprenticed at a photo-engraving company. He was awarded a scholarship, and used this time to take evening classes at the Sheffield School of Arts from 1898 until 1905. In 1905, he moved to Antwerp, Belgium, where he studied art at the Academie Royale.

Lismer immigrated to Canada in 1911, settled in Toronto, Ontario and took a job with Grip Ltd. - a satirical magazine." Wikipedia

"Arthur Lismer was more than an important artist. He was also an inspired teacher. As a founding member of the Group of Seven, he helped free Canadian art from its European roots. Seeing the wilderness with new eyes, he transformed forever the way we visualize the Canadian landscape.

As a pioneer of "Education Through Art", he campaigned for free expression as part of life and growth. He founded important schools of children's art in Toronto and Montreal; during 50 years as a teacher and lecturer, he carried his message and methods across Canada and the world.

'An understanding of psychology, a touch for the maternal, and a capacity for looking at the world through the eyes of a child - these are the marks
of good guides and teachers.'
Arthur Lismer 1948"
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Shea Marie McMartin


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