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.

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“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

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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.



  • Hardcover
  • 8.75 × 7.75 inches
  • 160 pages
  • 978-1-77327-108-8
  • $40 CAD / $40 USD
  • October 2019