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Toronto Railway Museum Online Lecture – George Paginton: Life and Work

November 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for our next online lecture, “George Paginton: Life and Work”, on November 18!

On November 18th, join the Toronto Railway Museum for the eighth installment in our Railway Ties lecture series. We are happy to partner with the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) to present George Paginton: Life and Work on November 18th at 8 pm.

Inspired by the Canadian landscape, including the industrial scenes of Toronto’s Rail Lands, George Paginton’s direct, truthful and rugged depiction of Canada served him as a personal escape. A younger contemporary of the famed Group of Seven, his art shares in their painterly aspirations and has brought him in close proximity to their artistic milieu including the Studio Building in which some of the members shared working space. This informative lecture, led by Art Appraiser Kelly Juhasz and Curator Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, will provide an overview of Paginton’s life and work with a focus on his landscape and railway work, and will consider the impact of his secret past as a British Home Child on his artistic persona.

Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the presenters and Toronto Railway Museum historians in a live Q&A session.


Tickets for this event are free, although registration is required.

Attendees will get access to our exclusive Zoom meeting room, where they can engage directly with the presenters and museum historians in our post-lecture Q&A. Ticket holders also have a chance to win a copy of George Paginton: Painting a Nation, courtesy of PAMA.




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