Split Rock by Tom Thomson – 8 3/8″ x 10 1/4″ – Edition of 460 – Master Editions Lithograph
We have the unique opportunity to promote this rare collection of Canadian icon paintings reproduced in a revolutionary format. Every brush stroke, every patch of unpainted surface, every minute mark, both intended and unintended is duplicated with perfect fidelity. In 45 years we have never seen a finer recreation of an original painting. A cast was created with each painting pressed into a mould, making them virtually identical to the original work of art. The lithograph is printed on neutral pH Phoenix Imperial fine art paper, employing the unique process. Every detail of brushwork and texture in the original oil is duplicated, producing a genuinely recreated painting on the substrate, an African hardwood panel.
Born in Claremont, Ontario, Tom grew up in Leith and moved to Seattle, Washington, where he worked at commercial art from 1901 to 1905. Back in Toronto from 1910 to 1914, he was a commercial designer at Grip Ltd. and Rous and Mann. In 1914, he painted full time under the patronage of Dr. J.M. MacCallum, mainly in Algonquin Park with the future members of the Group of Seven, A. Lismer, A.Y. Jackson and Fred Varley and was influenced strongly by J.E.H. MacDonald. His major canvases were executed in a shack behind the famed Studio Building in the Rosedale ravine, Toronto, Working part time as an Algonquin Park guide, he drowned in Canoe Lake in 1917.
Split Rock by Tom Thomson