The Group Of Seven

The kindest way to look at this group of outdoorsmen, cocksmen, poor swimmers, drunks and socialites is to call them the visual arts equivalent of Don Messer’s Jubilee. But as the official CanCon sector of Canadian visual arts shrinks to a three mile radius around Kleinburg, Ontario, can’t the rest of us admit that Patterson Ewen, Harold Towne and Greg Curnoe, along with a half dozen others who are still alive,were or are superior art guys in every possible way?

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