Talk:Tom Thomson

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Despite the death of mentor Tom Thomson in 1917, these painters banded together as the Group of Seven in 1920 to forge a new Canadian expression. There has been a debate about the mysterious death of Tom Thomson. An Ontario judge believes foul play may be behind the href="http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-68-754-4631/arts_entertainment/group_of_seven/clip7">Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson</A> of Group associate Tom Thomson.


It might be an idea to condense the information on the interactive biography, described under "recent developments" or to give its own article. It comes across as a plug/ somewhat non-objective. I have not touched it myself--will allow others to decide. (December 2005)

PS: After I made some revisions and edits, a vandal came on and threw in some ugly comments. Keep a lookout for strange stuff happening to this article.

Removed Comments[edit]

Removed a couple of comments meant to be amusing, though not half as funny as the writer thought they were being.

Death[edit]

The plethora of theories regarding Thomson's death (suicide, murder over money or jealousy, possible marriage and pregnancy of Trainor) might be worth mentioning, not because they are especially credible, but because by now they have become so much a part of Thomson lore. To have any kind of weight here, though, they need to be cited and sourced. JNW 02:07, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

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Online investigation[edit]

I failed to get the URL of the website, but CBC News had noted the establishment of a website for an online colobration to try and solve his mysterious death. --HJKeats (talk) 02:05, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

RESPONSE: I believe that you'll find the page lists this site now: Death On a Painted Lake. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.94.54.82 (talk) 15:15, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Date of birth[edit]

Several contributors have recently altered date of birth from August 5 to August 4, without offering explanation, so I took the changes not to be good faith edits. However, I've since found that different publications vary on this, with either date listed. I will look further, then footnote this in the article. JNW (talk) 01:46, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Tom Thomson Lake[edit]

Came here looking for information on how Tom Thomson Lake was named after him and what it had been called before that. This would be a good addition to the article if anyone has the information. Psilokan (talk) 05:04, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Names of Algonquin: Stories Behind the Lake and Place Names of Algonquin Provincial Park, Algonquin Park Technical Bulletin No. 10, (revised and reprinted 1993) says that Blackbear Lake was renamed Tom Thomson Lake in 1958.

(Nlehto (talk) 12:35, 23 November 2014 (UTC))

Book by Roy MacGregor - article in Globe and Mail[edit]

The Globe and Mail has published (2 Oct. 2010) an article here by Roy MacGregor adapted from his recent book "The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson". At the end he cites a new (2009) examination of the 1956 evidence, and concludes that the body found at Canoe Lake in 1956 was indeed Thomson, implying that his body was in fact not moved for reburial. How should this be included in the article? Dirac66 (talk) 13:59, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Relocation recommendation: Material in Influences to References[edit]

Much of the information in 'Influences' is focused on discussion of Thomson's death, not his influence. While valid and interesting information, wouldn't this be better placed under the umbrella of 'references' rather than 'influences', as much of the material other than the first paragraph or two does not make any clear indication of Thomson's artistic or cultural influence? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.116.187.138 (talk) 18:52, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Do these two books qualify as WP:USERG?[edit]

Lehto "Algonquin Elegy"

I'm not sure if I'm misapplying the policy in editing out references, but Lehto's book is published via iUniverse. The links have been re-inserted under References and External Links (as "Essays regarding...")

Littlefield "Thomsons of Durham"

The book is described as "self-published" in Chapter 1 of Roy MacGregor's book (Link to Random House of Canada book excerpt).

Present or past tense?[edit]

Shouldn't the following past tense ("Thomas John "Tom" Thomson (August 5, 1877 – July 8, 1917) was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century.") be present tense (...is an influential Canadian artist of the early...)? The verb is referring to his being an influential Canadian artist, which he is, regardless of when he lived. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.160.255.166 (talk) 21:59, 28 September 2014 (UTC)