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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia presents Canadian Pioneers. Masterworks from the Sobey Collections

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia presents Canadian Pioneers: Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, J.W. Morrice and The Group of Seven Masterworks from the Sobey Collections, an exhibition on view through January 6, 2013.


Alfred Joseph Casson, High Water, 1948. Oil on board, 92.5 x 120 cm. Private collection. Photo: Steve Farmer.

Fans of The Group of Seven and other renowned Canadian painters will want to head to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia this fall for a new exhibition that showcases the depth and breadth of one of the finest private collections in Canada.

A comprehensive exhibition of masterpieces from the Sobey collections, Canadian Pioneers: Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, J.W. Morrice and The Group of Seven – Masterworks from the Sobey Collections is now on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Canadian Pioneers will feature over 80 works of Canada’s greatest artists and explore the creative spirit of these passionate painters. They include: Emily Carr, Clarence A. Gagnon, David Milne, Tom Thomson, Cornelius Krieghoff, J.W. Morrice and The Group of Seven, among others. This is the first time that these works have been shown together in Canada.

Selected for their outstanding quality, these iconic Canadian paintings represent highlights of the Sobey Art Foundation’s unrivalled collection of historic Canadian art and of the development of painting in Canada, depicting the rugged Canadian landscape and surroundings.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a range of exhibitions and programming. For information: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca