The first exhibition of work by a young Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956) opens on September 10.

FitzGerald goes on to become Principal of the School of Art, a member of the Group of Seven, and one of Canada’s best known early modernist painters. The exhibition comprised 40 works, including Summer Afternoon, the Prairie, the Gallery’s first purchased acquisition. To paint Summer Afternoon, the Prairie, FitzGerald likely used canvas obtained from Augustus Vincent Tack (1870–1949), the American mural and portrait painter whom FitzGerald had been assisting on decorative mural painting at the new Legislature.