"This is Tom Thomson, a dear friend of mine and an artist to be reckoned with."
The Jack Pine - by Tom Thomson
Public DomainThe Jack Pine - by Tom Thomson

He was indeed, as he influenced the famous “Group of Seven” Canadian landscape painters.

Tom Thomson is often considered an honorary member of the Group of Seven, although he died – mysteriously, in Algonquin Park in 1917 – before the Group was formally formed.