The Canadian landscape is featured in this striking set of four original oil paintings by Ontario wilderness artist Thomas Kemp Kieffer. Each panel depicts one of the four seasons, connecting to create a dynamic landscape of Canada. Kieffer’s intimate view of nature was the product of years of exploring, painting on location and carrying his gear and canvases into fields, forests, lakes and swamps. His paintings communicate his great love of nature through a distinct and individual style.
Donated to the City of Guelph by the late Guelph resident, Gareth Rees, in 2008, the paintings were originally purchased by Rees’ half brother Denzil Williams in 1989 from Barber Gallery in Guelph. When Denzil died in 2001, the paintings were given to Rees. The paintings are currently displayed in Guelph Public Library’s Main Branch.
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