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A Deeper

   The Art of
    Tom Thomson

     The Tom Thomson who left us no written or verbal statement regarding his art or methodology was not - as some biographers and art historians surmise - inarticulate. His reticence was a legitimate response to painting as a form of the unsayable. One stands appropriately mute before a Thomson oil sketch. Yet later, upon leaving the gallery, one craves words to interpret Thomson's work, to explain its lasting effect. One longs to know who he was.

KENNETH SHERMAN's most recent books are the memoir Wait Time (Wilfrid Laurier University Press), nominated for the 2017 RBC Taylor non-fiction prize, and the poetry collection Jogging with the Great Ray Charles (ECW Press).

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