Lawren Harris “Canada’s greatest artist”

Working closely with two seasoned curators, Cynthia Burlingham from the Hammer Museum and Andrew Hunter from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Steve Martin has organized a tightly focused, masterpiece-driven show, “The Idea of North,” to introduce the 20th-century Canadian painter Lawren Harris (1885-1970) to American museumgoers. It opens on Oct. 11 in Los Angeles before traveling to Boston and Toronto.

Pic Island by - by Lawren Harris Credit via McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Pic Island by – by Lawren Harris
Credit via McMichael Canadian Art Collection

North Shore, Lake Superior - by Lawren Harris Credit NGC_via Family of Lawren S. Harris

North Shore, Lake Superior – by Lawren Harris
Credit NGC_via Family of Lawren S. Harris

Mountains in Snow Rocky Mountain Paintings VII - by Lawren Harris Credit The Thomson Collection_Art Gallery of Ontario

Mountains in Snow Rocky Mountain Paintings VII – by Lawren Harris
Credit The Thomson Collection_Art Gallery of Ontario

Harbour, South Shore, Baffin Island, Morning - by Lawren Harris Credit NGC_via Family of Lawren S. Harris

Harbour, South Shore, Baffin Island, Morning – by Lawren Harris
Credit NGC_via Family of Lawren S. Harris

Isolation Peak, Rocky Mountains, 1930 - by Lawren Harris Courtesy of Hart House Permanent Collection, University of Toronto

Isolation Peak, Rocky Mountains, 1930 – by Lawren Harris
Courtesy of Hart House Permanent Collection, University of Toronto

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