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.

Paginton paintings are held by Canada's Official Residences Crown Collection in Ottawa and are included in the permanent collections at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 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.

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

Recent past exhibitions include:

  • George Paginton: Painting a NationBeaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, April 2 - July 14, 2022
  • George Paginton: Plein-air Paintings of Eastern CanadaGallery 78, Fredericton, NB, April 1-30, 2022 
  • Toronto Railway Museum, Toronto,  November 2021
  • George Paginton: Painting a NationPeel Art Gallery Museum + Archive (PAMA), October 10, 2019 - February 9, 2020
  • Art Gallery of Algoma, June 1 - September 15, 2019