For some people, the mystery of this title might be the question of who Tom Thomson is. For others it might be: was he murdered?
Tom Thomson was closely associated with the famous Canadian group of 7 artists which came to be known as the Group of Seven. Their art is great. It represents many aspects of the outdoors of Canada.
I have always been drawn to Thomson’s art. I just came across a newspaper article with handwriting on it indicating it dates back to January 1971.
This appears accurate as the article is talking about Judge William Little’s new book on the Thomson which was published in 1970: The Tom Thomson Mystery.
It’s neat how we are drawn to certain things. It’s neat how we find things throughout our life about topics of interest. I actually found this article just the other day. I’d never seen it before, but I own and have read books on Tom Thomson.
After looking at all the facts I have come to the opinion that he’s been murdered. I’ve thought about the abilities of forensic science but I don’t think we’ll ever know for sure.What I really enjoyed about Thomson’s qualities was that he was an introspective, peaceful, outdoorsman who enjoyed painting the outdoors, which for him was Canada’s.
I have some of his artwork in my home.If you’re interested in finding out more about him or the Group of Seven then I’d recommend checking out Amazon and doing a search on Tom Thomson or checking it out at your local library.
Anyone interested in this topic feel free to post a comment to the blog, just to say you are, of if you’ve got some suggestions as to how this mystery could be investigated, please post it to the blog.
One other thing: check out this video. You might have to click on the video twice for it to work.