1928 The Humberside Mural

  • Humberside Mural Panel - Explorers and Builders of Canada

    Humberside Mural

    Although different in style to Lismer’s well-known Canadian landscapes, this work reveals his creative philosophy that murals should inspire, illuminate and educate. “The artist as mural painter must possess a different mental and spiritual equipment, a sense of orchestration and powerful and fanciful imagination and, to be a great decorator, a nature that can rise above the objective and the literal... The ability to think; to visualize noble proportions, to project onto the surface of the wall a nobler, grander pattern of life than the fussy realism of the average subject picture ..."

    Arthur Lismer

    Oil on canvas (mural)


    Painting of European and First Nations people outside surrounded by nature.