Art, creativity and teaching
Arthur Lismer was more than an important artist. He was also an inspired teacher. As a founding member of the Group of Seven, he helped free Canadian art from its European roots. Seeing the wilderness with new eyes, he transformed forever the way we visualize the Canadian landscape.
As a pioneer of "Education Through Art", he campaigned for free expression as part of life and growth. He founded important schools of children's art in Toronto and Montreal; during 50 years as a teacher and lecturer, he carried his message and methods across Canada and the world.
An understanding of psychology, a touch for the maternal, and a capacity for looking at the world through the eyes of a child - these are the marks
of good guides and teachers.
Arthur Lismer 1948