Lawren S. Harris (Canadian, 1885–1970) was a pivotal figure in the development of landscape painting in Canada, and a founding member of the Group of Seven. He was also a leading abstractionist who believed that color and form were capable of expressing spiritual truths. The Lake Superior landscape was admirably suited to Harris’s purpose; although foreboding physically, it was, by virtue of its isolation, a "pure" and "spiritual" place. In representing it, Harris began to simplify his palette and forms to create images that have an iconic quality.
This notecard collection contains five each of the following four images:
Mount Thule, Bylot Island, 1930
First Snow, North Shore of Lake Superior, 1923
Near Mitchell Lake, Batchawana, Algoma, c. 1918
Tamarack Swamp, Algoma, 1920
20 assorted blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with soft white envelopes in a decorative box.
Card Dimensions: 5" x 7"
Published with the Vancouver Art Gallery.