Hiker's Guide: Rocky Mountain Art of Lawren Harris

Alpine Books


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Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris created some of his most famous and best-loved paintings during his trips to the Rocky Mountains in the 1920s.  His work from this period captures the majesty of the mountain landscape and forms a visual record of his explorations by foot, horse, canoe, and train.

Hiker and historian Lisa Christensen traces the steps Harris took on these trips and provides a 'trail guide' approach to the works of art they inspired.  She offers insight into Harris' experiences in the mountains and how they translated onto canvas in a newly austere and serene painting style.  these works of art are a fascinating window into the artist's unique connection with the imposing landscape of the Rocky Mountains.