For Decades artists have sought out the backdrop of the Canadian Rockies for their Palettes!

As early as 1890, artists from Canada’s Railway School were painting near Lake O’Hara. Their work was used in advertising materials, enticing not only travellers, but other artists to seek out the region for themselves. Word of mouth painter to painter also contributed to O’Hara’s appeal, but most of all, the calling-cards of paintings of emerald green lakes and shining white glaciers that were seen hanging in galleries in Europe and North America, made Lake O’Hara the place to paint in the Canadian Rockies at the turn of the century.

Stay tuned for more on this work as the mystery unfolds.

 

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