Household names throughout Canada, entirely ignored in the US: Lawren Harris and the gang, bunch of dashing guys all gung-ho to forge a New National Art, trotted off into the wilderness with open eyes, and came back with the most incredible combination of density and light, so matter-of-fact, so starkly ethereal. Their big retrospective was especially amusing for the inclusion of numerous scathing dismissals from the now-long-forgotten critics of the day.

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