(1869-1951) was the first artist to take Canadian
history and make it leap off the page and come to life.
Before Jefferys, history was written down, but never
illustrated in such a dramatic and refreshing way. As
well as being a newspaper illustrator and historian,
Jefferys was also an accomplished landscape artist and
An inspiration for many artists,
Jefferys played a hand in forming Canada's most famous
group of landscape painters, the Group of Seven. Even
today, Jefferys remains Canada's most reproduced artist
and has influenced the work of Order of Canada recipient
artist, Tony Urquhart, and comic book writer and
illustrator, Chester Brown.
Through the artist's own words, as read
by passionate Canadian actor, Eric Peterson, expert
opinions, and personal accounts from his daughters and
grandson, this documentary provides a
comprehensive look into Jefferys' life and work and
explains why he remains relevant for anyone interested
in Canada's political and cultural past.
24 minutes and 48 minutes
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