Exploring Collections Resources 

These links will connect you to our Online Collections Database. The Database includes descriptions and images of many of the archival materials and objects held at Homer Watson House & Gallery. It represents a selection but not all of the Gallery’s collection.  

If you require further information on a particular item, want to request a digital copy of an image, or have any additional inquiries, please fill out the form below.

Newspapers and News Clippings: 

Homer Watson and Spiritualism:  

Exhibition Catalogues:  

Homer Watson Artworks:  

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Reading List:  

Want to learn about Homer Watson or Canadian art? Check out this list of books and resources to get started.  

Biographies, Reminiscences, and Dissertations on Homer Watson

Eventide Along the Grand: Homer Watson’s Mystical Landscape  
Shannon Bingeman, 2013.  

The Floodgate: Random Writings of Our Ain Folk 
Winfield Brewster, 1952.   

Homer Watson, Artist and Man 
Frank Page, 1939. 

Homer Watson, Life & Work  
Brian Foss, 2018.  

Homer Watson, The Man of Doon  
Muriel Miller, 1938. First Edition. 

Homer Watson, The Man of Doon  
Muriel Miller, 1988. Second Edition. 

Refining the Real Canada: Homer Watson’s Spiritual Landscape 
Gerald Noonan, 1997.  

With Faith, Ignorance, and Delight 
Jane Van Every, 1967.  
Available at HWHG Gift Shop

Further Reading  

Canadian Art  
Graham McInnes, 1950.  

Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century 
Joan Murray, 1999.  

A Concise History of Canadian Painting  
Dennis Reid, 1973. First Edition.  

A Concise History of Canadian Painting
Dennis Reid, 1988. Second Edition. 

Passionate Spirits: A History of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1880-1980 
Rebecca Sisler, 1980. 

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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