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The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson

Separating Fact from Fiction

Gregory Klages

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A National Post Bestseller!

How did Tom Thomson die in the summer of 1917?


Was landscape painter Tom Thomson shot by poachers, or by a German-American draft dodger? Did a blow from a canoe paddle knock him unconscious and into the water? Was he fatally injured in a drunken fight? Did he end his life out of fear of being forced to marry his pregnant girlfriend?

Commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the death of the renowned Canadian landscape painter, The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson offers an authoritative review of the historical record, as well as some theories you might not have thought of in a hundred years. Cultural historian Gregory Klages surveys first-hand testimony and archival records about Thomson’s tragic demise, attempting to sort fact from legend in the death of this Canadian icon.

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WWI, accident, Owen Sound, Blodwen Davies, Group of Seven, archives, Canadian painter, murder, David Silcox, Huntsville, suicide, Canoe Lake, Toronto, Joan Murray, tragedy, true crime, Algonquin Park, Canadian art, William Little, research, Ontario, World War I, death, Roy MacGregor, alternate theories, landscape painting, First World War, mystery