(Lawren Harris, Wikimedia Commons)
HARRIS, Lawren (1885 - 1970)
Areas of Expertise
Painting, Landscape Painting, Abstract Art, Canadian Art
Lawren Stewart Harris, painter (born 23 October 1885 in Brantford, ON; died 29 January 1970 in Vancouver, BC). Lawren Harris was the catalyst and leader in the creation of the Group of Seven, founding member and first president of the Canadian Group of Painters, and the painter who influenced Jock Macdonald — and through him, other Toronto painters — to paint abstractly. Harris had a profound influence on three generations of artists in Canada.
(Biography from The Canadian Encyclopedia)