George Paginton Rediscovered

George Alfred Paginton (Canadian, 1901-1988)

Paginton was a plein air landscape painter, closely associated with Group of Seven member, A.Y. Jackson and noted artist J.W. Beatty. He was an editorial illustrator for the Toronto Star from 1927 to 1970. He had an art studio in the famed Group of Seven Studio Building until he built is own home and studio on the shores of Lake Ontario. During his lifetime, Paginton rarely exhibited his works yet they are part of Canada's Official Residences Crown Collection in Ottawa and are included in the permanent collections at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Peel Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and the Sudbury Art Gallery. Check our blog for more information on the artist. Wall Fiction is pleased to be working with the family of the artist. Contact us at to view any of the paintings in person. 

More paintings to be added soon.

Click here to buy the beautiful hardcover book "George Paginton: Painting a Nation" 

Upcoming exhibitions include:

  • George Paginton: Painting a Nation – Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, April 2 - July 14, 2022
  • George Paginton: Plein-air Paintings of Eastern Canada – Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, April 1-30, 2022 

Recent past exhibitions include:

  • Toronto Railway Museum, Toronto,  November 2021
  • George Paginton: Painting a Nation – Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archive (PAMA), October 10, 2019 - February 9, 2020
  • Art Gallery of Algoma, June 1 - September 15, 2019