Tom Thomson (1877-1917),’Early Snow’, 1916. It is found in the collections of The Winnipeg Art Gallery.
From the page: “Early Snow speaks of Canada’s search for national identity in the early 20th century.
Seeking to create a truly Canadian artistic expression, Tom Thomson painted the rugged rocks, trees and lakes of the Canadian Shield north of Toronto, Ontario. He felt that images of this uninhabited region reflected Canada as a young, resource-rich nation.
Thomson used bright colours and simplified forms to capture the raw beauty and splendour of the wilderness. His style was innovative as well as shocking. Nearly a century later, Thomson’s iconic images are the most recognizable of all Canadian art.”