Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lionel Lemoine FitzGerald, 1890-1956. A Unique Member of the Group of Seven

My interest in Lemoine FitzGerald was piqued when I was reading a section on him in 'A Vision of Canada - The McMichael Canadian Collection'.

First of all, FitzGerald wasn't an original member of the group. He was invited to join the group after the death of J.E.H.MacDonald. And, as if that wasn't enough, he was the only western painter in the group.

FitzGerald isn't as well known as other members of the group, because as the book explains, he was invited into the group, late in its existence. The eclectic nature of his paintings put him on the periphery of the group in style.

I have included with this blog entry, three of his paintings to illustrate the variety of his approaches to painting.

Click here to be taken to Wikipedia's article on FitzGerald.

You can also check out this article, in the Canadian Encyclopedia online.


  1. Hi
    The second painting is actually by Lauren Harris.It's called Maligne Lake Jasper Park.

  2. The erroneous entry of the painting, Maligne Lake by Lawren Harris was removed from this post. Apologies are extended to readers of The Portrait and thanks are given to anoymous reader who put us onto this mistake.


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