Curated and promoted by American actor STEVE MARTIN and staff from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Art Gallery of Ontario, more than 30 significant paintings by LAWREN HARRIS are on exhibit this summer here in TORONTO.
The core of the exhibition features rare northern landscapes from the 1920’s and 30’s – including the one above, ‘The Old Stump, Lake Superior, 1926’.
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS (1886-1970) was born in BRANTFORD, Ontario into a wealthy family – the Harrises of Massey-Harris industrialists. A member of the Group of Seven, he lived for some time in TORONTO, moved to the United States and from there to VANCOUVER, where he died in 1970 at the age of 84.
<‘Afternoon in the City’, 1918, Lawren Harris>
BELOW – some paintings by Mr. Harris of The Ward in TORONTO – a neighbourhood of rundown, ramshackle housing – now occupied by New City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square.
<‘The Gasworks’, 1911-12, Lawren Harris>
<‘Italian Store in The Ward’, 1919, Lawren Harris>
<‘House in Toronto’, ca1918, Lawren Harris>
<‘The Eaton Manufacturing Building’, Lawren Harris>
<PHOTO ABOVE – Lawren Harris graces a utility box, Yonge Street at Davenport Road>