With a strong commitment to teaching, Lismer established one of the most successful children’s art programs in North America. In 1936, he set up school programs in South Africa. An active promoter of the Group of Seven and the author of many articles on Canadian art, Lismer continued to paint throughout his lifetime and is now buried in the cemetery on the McMichael grounds.
Arthur Lismer (1885–1969), Bright Land, 1938, oil on canvas, 81.1 x 101.5 cm, Gift of Colonel R.S. McLaughlin, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1968.7.9