Canadian Encyclopedia: 30 amazing Canadian painters

A list of 30 leading Canadian painters, from The Canadian Encyclopedia’s 30th-anniversary compilation of what makes us proud to be Canadian

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Encyclopedia created 30 lists of 30 things that make us proud to be Canadian, from famous people and historic events, to iconic foods and influential artists. Read more of their lists here.

While there are 19th-century Canadian painters of distinction, such as Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painting did not really gain momentum and originality until the 20th century with Tom Thomson, the members of the Group of Seven, and Emily Carr. To commemorate The Canadian Encyclopedia’s 30th anniversary, here are 30 Canadian painters who have made their mark by depicting the inner and outer worlds of Canadian art.

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