Figure 1 Publishing


Art + Design

George Paginton

Painting a Nation

Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, Darrin J. Martens. In collaboration with Peel Art Gallery and Archives

A beautiful and long-overdue portrait of a great, but little known, painter of the vast Canadian natural and urban landscape.

“George Alfred Paginton (1901–1988) was a quiet, unassuming man who held a deep and abiding passion throughout his adult life: to paint the world around him as he saw and experienced it.” ―Darrin J. Martens

Book Description

George Paginton, a lesser known Canadian landscape painter who was a peer of members of the Group of Seven, was determined to document the wonder of nature from coast to coast. A prolific yet very private artist, Paginton created over 1,500 oil paintings, the majority of which were never exhibited or sold commercially. George Paginton: Painting a Nation marks the introduction of his work to the Canadian canon.



8.75 x 7.75 inches
160 pages
October 2019