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McMichael Canadian Art Collection site description for McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Use the links in the menu on the left side to find biographies of each of the Group of Seven artists and a few related contemporaries. PS - eventually there were 10 artists in the Group of Seven. 
https://www.mcmichael.com/collection/seven/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Group of Seven site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Group of Seven
This article has information about the beginnings of the Group of Seven, the success of the artists, and their influence on Canadian art. Within the article, there are links to more detailed biographies of the artists. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/group-of-seven/

 
A Group of Seven Primer site description for A Group of Seven Primer
This guide to the Group of Seven and some of their key artworks was created by an Ontario tourism department. Find biographical information on the artists and key developments within their group. 
http://www.northernontario.travel/group-of-seven/group-of-seven

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Franz Johnston site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Franz Johnston
One of the founders of the Group of Seven, Frank (Frank) Johnston was well trained and among the most productive and successful artists of his generation. Learn more about this artist and some of his most successful artworks. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/francis-hans-johnston/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: J. E. H. MacDonald site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: J. E. H. MacDonald
J.E.H. MacDonald was a founder of the Group of Seven. He was on of the best trained among the Group of Seven, with education and experience at design schools and commercial firms. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/james-edward-hervey-macdonald/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: A. Y. Jackson site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: A. Y. Jackson
A.Y. Jackson was a leading member of the Group of Seven and "helped to remake the visual image of Canada." He was very passionate about art depicting the landscapes of Canada. Jackson was also a war artist during the First World War. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/ay-jackson/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Arthur Lismer site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Arthur Lismer
Arthur Lismer was one of the founders of the Group of Seven but was also well known for his work in developing arts education in Canada. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arthur-lismer/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Franklin Carmichael site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Franklin Carmichael
Carmichael was a founding member of the Group of Seven. He was influential as a painter, industrial designer and teacher. He was very involved with the Canadian art community. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/franklin-carmichael/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Frederick Horsman Varley site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Frederick Horsman Varley
Varley was a founding member of the Group of Seven but he differed from other members by making his living as a portraitist. He did not share the other members' love of painting the Canadian landscape. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/frederick-horsman-varley/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Tom Thomson site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Tom Thomson
Although not an official member of the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson was very involved with the other members and contributed greatly to their style. He is often mentioned with the Group. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/tom-thomson/

 
National Gallery of Canada: Canadian Painting in the 30's site description for National Gallery of Canada: Canadian Painting in the 30's
"Explore the cultural, social, economic and political factors that influenced artistic life in Canada during the 1930s." (site) You can listen to Artist Interviews or learn about specific groups. 
http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/enthusiast/thirties/index_e.jsp

 
Group of Seven site description for Group of Seven
This site about the Group of Seven has an introduction about the group and their formation, biographies of the artists and images showing some of the artwork.  
http://www.group-of-seven.org/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Lawren Harris site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Lawren Harris
Learn more about Lawren Harris, one of the famous Canadian Group of Seven artists. Learn about some of his famous artwork and the honours that he has received. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lawren-stewart-harris/
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