An Inquiry into the Success of Tom Thomson's The West Wind

  title={An Inquiry into the Success of Tom Thomson's The West Wind},
  author={Carolyn Machardy},
  journal={University of Toronto Quarterly},
  pages={768 - 789}
Tom Thomson's The West Wind (figure 1), painted in 1916–17, is one of the most enduring images in the history of Canadian landscape painting, its position secured through frequent reproduction and a growing body of literature devoted to it (see Bordo; Teitelbaum; Linsley). Both The West Wind and The Jack Pine (figure 2), considered by many to be its companion piece, were among the last large canvases Thomson did before he drowned in Algonquin Park in July of 1917 at the age of thirty-nine. The… 



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