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.
This is an example of that style in the Annex, a Toronto neighbourhood just north of the University of Toronto. Indeed, this building is now owned by the university.
This event seemed inconsequential to most outside the affected states at the time. Little did the world realize that this assassination would be the spark that ignited an unprecedented war. Here’s a succinct overview of the causes of WWI.