Born on October 23, 1885 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Lawren Stewart Harris is widely credited for the formation of the well known Canadian collective called the Group of Seven. Harris grew up in a privileged, conservative, and religious family. His family’s wealth enabled him to focus on painting from an early age and from 1904-1908, he studied painting in Berlin, Germany. He returned to Canada to serve in the army and taught musketry at Camp Borden training facility in Ontario.
Happy Canada Day all you fellow Canucks and fans of Canada out there! I thought what better day to post about some of the most well known artists in Canadian history – The Group of Seven.