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Harris, Lawren Stewart
Athabasca Valley, Jasper Park Athabasca Valley, Jasper Park
n.d. n.d.

Lawren Harris first painted in the Rocky Mountains in summer 1924, having recently joined the Toronto Theosophical Society. While at first disappointed by the Canadian range, he soon found a deep source of imagery that aligned with his philosophical and spiritual interests. In his art, the triangular verticality of Western mountains and trees, and later Arctic landforms (adjacent), symbolized the hierarchical progression of the soul toward an all-encompassing unity. Blues and yellows took on spiritual meaning.

 
Harris, Lawren Stewart
Brantford ON 1885 – Vancouver BC 1970 Brantford ON 1885 – Vancouver BC 1970
Athabasca Valley, Jasper Park Athabasca Valley, Jasper Park
n.d. n.d.
Oil on wood Oil on wood
height / width: 27.00 x 35.00 cm; 10.63 x 13.78 in.
Gift of the Gertrude Matthewman Bequest, 1986 Gift of the Gertrude Matthewman Bequest, 1986
29-076

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