Charter member of The Ontario Society of Artists and The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Joachim Gauthier (1897-1988) was part of the Group of Seven generation of painters. He worked and exhibited with many notable members including Franklin Carmichael and A.J. Casson. He was also commissioned by the McMichael Conservation Collection to do portraits of the nationally acclaimed artist Tom Thompson. Gauthier was born in North Bay, Ontario in 1897.