December Artist Spotlight
December Artist Spotlight
Date Posted: 12/17/2015 | Posted By: Jack Brice

“Founding Father” of the Group of Seven:

J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932)

James Edward Harvey MacDonald was born in Durham, England and later emigrated to Canada with his English mother and Canadian father while still in his teens.

His education as an artist started at the Hamilton Art School followed by the Central School of Art & Design in Toronto. Subsequently, he worked as an art director at Grip Ltd where other future members of this illustrious group also worked, One of these, Lawren Harris, convinced him to start painting full-time in 1911.

Described by his fellow artists as a “romantic” with the air of a poet and a philosopher. It was also noted that on many sketching trips, when not drawing, he was usually focused on reading a book. This was a very productive period for him and among his most recognized works are rugged landscapes from the Algoma region of Ontario. The “Group of Seven” officially became known as this in 1920.

MacDonald was also a writer and a volume of his poetry “West by East” was published after his death in 1932.

Don’t miss out, this special runs until January 25th, 2016

Every month Hope With Art will showcase a talented Artist with a unique piece that will be on sale for the month.  Visit for other pieces by our featured artist as well as many other talented Artists.  A portion of the proceeds will go to one of our partner charities.  Help us help others through the power of art. 


Featured Art by This Artist

Algoma Waterfall
By J.E.H Macdonald

We are featuring one of his most renowned paintings, “Algoma Waterfall” which was completed in 1920. This beautiful reproduction has been matted and framed under glass with finished dimensions of 32” x 36”. 

ON SALE $240.00
WAS $265.00