More About Tom Thomson


The Art Gallery of Ontario. “The Group of Seven: A Northern Shore.” The Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario. 1990, 28 minutes.

Great North Productions. “The Real Mystery of Tom Thomson.” Great North Productions, An Alliance Atlantis Company. Edmonton, Alberta. 60 minutes, 2000.

Hozer, Michele and Peter Raymont. “West Wind – the Vision of Tom Thomson.” White Pine Pictures. 95 mins, 2012.

Jeans, Katherine. “The Group of Seven: Art for a Nation.” Sound Venture Productions Ltd. and the National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario. 1995, 30 minutes.

McInnes, Graham. “West Wind: The Art of Tom Thomson.” National Film Board of Canada. Montreal, Quebec. 1995, 20 minutes. (Re-issue of 1944 film)

Vaisbord, David. “Dark Pines: a documentary investigation into the death of Tom Thomson.” Laughing Mountain Communications. 2005, 48 minutes.

Weiland, Joyce. “The Far Shore.” 1976, 105 mins. (Fictional)

Plus CBC’s “Was Tom Thomson Murdered.” 16mm made for TV production, 1969
. (Based on Judge Little’s book)


Addison, Ottelyn. “Early Days in Algonquin Park.” McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario, 1974.

Davies, Blodwen. “Paddle and Palette: The Story of Tom Thomson.” Ryerson Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1930.

Garland, Mary I. “Algonquin Park’s Mowat – Little Town of Big Dreams.” The Friends of Algonquin Park, Whitney, 2015.

Grace, Sherrill. “Inventing Tom Thomson.” McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal & Kingston, Ontario, 2004.

Klages, Gregory. “The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson – Separating Fact from Fiction.” Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2016.

Lehto, Neil J. “Algonquin Elegy: Tom Thomson’s Last Spring.” iUniverse, 2005.

Little, William T. “The Tom Thomson Mystery.” Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1970.

Littlefield, Angie. “The Thomsons of Durham: Tom Thomson’s Family Heritage.” Envoy Business Services, Ajax, Ontario, 2005.

*MacGregor, Roy. “Canoe Lake: A Novel.” McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, 2002. (Originally printed under the title of “Shoreline”)

*McCloskey, Larry. “Tom Thomson’s Last Paddle: A Dani and Caitlin Mystery.” Vancouver, BC: Sandcastle Books/Beach Holme, 2002.
(Juvenile fiction)

Murray, Joan. “Tom Thomson, The Last Spring.” Dundrun Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1994.

Murray, Joan. “Tom Thomson: Design for a Canadian Hero.” Dundurn Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1998.

Reid, Dennis and Charles C. Hill. “Tom Thomson.” Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver/Toronto, 2002.

Ross, Allan H. “Reminiscences of North Sydenham: a retrospective sketch of the villages of Leith and Annan, Grey County, Ontario.” Richardson, Bond & Wright, 1991.

Shaw, S. Bernard. “Canoe Lake Algonquin Park: Tom Thomson and Other Mysteries.” General Store Publishing House, Burnstown, Ontario, 1996.

Town, Harold and David P. Silcox. “Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm.” McClelland and Stewart Inc., Toronto, Ontario, 1977.

*Watson, Patrick. “Ahmek.” Stoddart Kids, Toronto, Ontario, 1999. Thomson, Tom, 1877-1917 –Juvenile fiction. 2. Beavers –Juvenile fiction. I. Title

Wistow, David and Kelly McKinley, The Art Gallery of Ontario. “Meet the Group of Seven.” Kids Can Press Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, 1999.

* fictional

Other – Music, Theatre and More

Archibald, David: Northern River – The Tom Thomson Story (A Multi-Media Production
with Original Music), 1980

Betts, Jim: Colours in the Storm (A musical gallery of scenes and songs paints an evocative portrait of the artist Tom Thomson), 2000

Chandler, Joan and David Sereda: Brush Theatre workshop and performance in the schools

Chandler, Joan and David Sereda: Tom THE MUSICAL Based on the life of Tom Thomson, 2007

Sereda, David: Songs in the key of Tom (songs inspired by the life, art & times of Tom Thomson)

The Tragically Hip wrote a song dedicated to Tom Thomson called “Three Pistols” on their 1991 album, Road Apples.


Tom Thomson Art Gallery

Tom Thomson’s Catalogue Raisonné, researched and written by Joan Murray

The mysterious death of Tom Thomson, CBC Archives 4631/arts_entertainment/group_of_seven/clip7

Great unsolved Canadian Mysteries – Death on a Painted Lake – The Tom Thomson Tragedy

West Wind – The Vision of Tom Thomson website