Tom Thomson was one of Canada's most significant artists between 1877 to 1917. During his active years, Thomson produced roughly 400 sketches, which he used almost entirely to depict landscape, trees, skies, lakes, and rivers.
What makes Thomson’s paintings is that they are a reflection of his paths in life. In his beginnings, Thomson was a letterist, who did precise and constrained work. However, he developed and became a pioneer of bold outdoor art. His work colourfully captures vistas in Ontario’s Algonquin Park, North of Toronto.
On McIntosh mugs his paintings communicate the beauty of the Canadian landscape.