Tom Thompson - second from left. Picture from family collection.
Its interesting, that for most Canadians the most significant thing we know about him was that he was found dead on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park. Little is known about how he lived, and the story of his life. Peter Goddard devotes a column in the Arts section of the Star on Thompson. A film about the life of Tom Thompson is about to go into production. Its a good read.
Source of blog article and picture:
The Toronto Star.
Sat Feb 20 2010
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