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Noteworthy Artists That Aren’t Regularly Available To Our Gallery

Down To Earth Art Gallery has or have had original paintings by a truly impressive list of artists. From a number of Group of Seven members, to Maud Lewis, Joe Norris, and Indigenous artists like Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig and Benjamin Chee Chee. This list is outside of the artists that we exhibited regularly or periodically over our 26 years. Sometimes it has only been one painting by a particular artist, other times we have been fortunate enough to have multiple pieces by the same artist. All are very collectible, most come to us from people downsizing their lives, or clients simply changing up their private collections. We always require good provenance with any artwork so our customers can be confident with their purchases. Down To Earth Art Gallery guarantees the authenticity of every painting that we sell.

The list is always changing on our Noteworthy section of our website, so check it out often. If you’re looking for a particular artist’s work let us know, we keep a list of art that our clients are interested in. Paintings often don’t make it to our website, they are spoken for as we receive them.

To see a list of artists that we have or have had, click here.

J.W. Beatty, Landscape

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Original Watercolour and Graphite measuring 8 x 6 inches, 18 x 16 including the framing.

Signed lower left corner.


1869 – 1941 OSA RCA

-J.W. Beatty had early associations with the Group of Seven during a crucial time in Canadian Art History. In 1909 he travelled with Lawren Harris to Haliburton, likely the earliest Northern sketching trip by a Group of Seven Member. He had sketching trips with J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, and even taught A.J. Casson.

-Starting in 1912, he made regular trips with his friend, Tom Thomson. Beatty is considered an early influence on Thomson, and both had space at the famed Studio Building. He erected the memorial cairn to Tom Thomson at Canoe Lake in 1917.

-One of his highest selling paintings was a 36 x 30 inch oil on canvas, “Canoe Lake, Algonquin”, created in 1917. The painting sold for more than $ 220,000.00 in 2009.

-Born in Toronto, Beatty served as a teenager with the Military in the Northwest Rebellion, and was well known for his fiery and impetuous character. He then worked with the newly formed professional Toronto Fire Department, while still studying and working on his painting. When he saved enough money, he travelled to Paris with his wife, there he studied at the Academie Julian.

-He made multiple trips to Europe where he produced dark and moody paintings, influenced by what was happening in Europe at the time. When he returned home to Toronto, he became excited by the raw Canadian wilderness, and his palette brightened, and filled with more light. He was part of the rise of Canadian Nationalist pride in uniquely Canadian landscapes.

-J.W. Beatty was appointed an official war artist in 1917, and travelled to the front lines in France.

-In 1901 he was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists. In 1903, he became an associate in the Royal Canadian Academy, then a full member in 1913. In 1904 he was a founding member of The Graphics Art Club. A member of the Arts and Letters Club, and served as it’s President in 1912.

-Beatty taught at the Ontario School of Art, serving as Principal from 1921 to 1941.

-He exhibited regularly and his works were and are widely collected by prominent private and public galleries, both Canadian and Internationally. There are 12 works by J.W. Beatty in our National Gallery.

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  • Norval Morrisseau
  • J.W. Beatty
  • Frederick Varley
  • Joseph Purcell
  • Al Chaddock
  • Franz Johnston
  • Frederick Arthur Verneer
  • Leonard Brooks
  • Jack L. Gray
  • Alex Janvier
  • Carl Ray
  • Roy Thomas
  • Daphne Odjig

Some names of Noteworthy Artists not regularly available to our gallery that we have or have had.

  • Frederick Horsman Varley 1881 – 1969
    (Original Member of the Group of Seven)
  • J.E.H. MacDonald
    (Original Group of Seven Member)
  • Franz Johnston 1888 -1949
    (Original member of the Group of Seven)
  • Arthur Lismer 1885-1969
    (Original Member of The Group of Seven)
  • A.Y. Jackson 1882-1974
    (Original member of the Group of Seven)
  • A.J. Casson 1898-1992
    (Eighth member of The Group of Seven in 1926)
  • L.L. Fitzgerald
    (Became the tenth member of the Group of Seven)
  • J. W. Beatty 1869-1941
    (Contemporary of the Group of Seven)
  • Maud Lewis 1903-1970
  • Everett Lewis 1893-1979
  • Joe Norris 1924-1996
  • Charlie Norris 1929-2013
  • William Winter
  •  John Cook
  • Joseph Purcell
  • Tom Forrestall
  • William DeGarthe
  • Anthony Law
  • John Cook
  • Trudy Doyle
  • Charles Beauregarde
  • Norval Morrisseau 1932 – 2007 PNIAI
  • Daphne Odjig 1919 – 2016 PNIAI
  • Alex Janvier 1935 – PNIAI
  • Eddy Cobiness 1933 – 1996 PNIAI
  • Joseph Sanchez 1948 – PNIAI
  • Jackson Beardy 1944 – 1984 PNIAI
  • Carl Ray 1943 – 1977 PNIAI
  • Benjamin Chee Chee 1944 – 1977
  • Roy Thomas 1949 – 2004
  • Duke Redbird
  • Greg MacEwan (Mi’Kmaq Baskets)
  • Charles Hannaford
  • Al Chaddock
  • Sarah M.A. Robertson
  • Steven Rhude
  • Fred Trask
  • Heather Lawson (Stonemason)
  • Peter Rankin
  • Leon Dolice
  • James G. Tyler, 1855-1931
  • Arthur Lloy, 1929-1986
  • Frederick Arthur Verner, 1836-1928
  • Lucius O’Brien 1832-1899
  • Robert Harris 1849-1919
  • Suzanne Chrysler MacDonald
  • Joe Arsenault ( Stone Carvings)
  • James Lumbers 1929-
  • Leonard Lane
  • Roy Thomas