Around the same time, School of Art Principal Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956) is invited to join the Toronto-based Group of Seven.

While FitzGerald had long been a colleague of the Group, the invitation for many confirmed his place in Canadian art. However, after the death of founding member J. E. H. MacDonald (1873–1932) in November, the Group would formally disband.