Group of Seven founding artist Lawren Harris (1885–1970) was in the Glace Bay–New Waterford area reporting on the miner’s strike on a commission from the Toronto Star. Ten years earlier, he had been on the battlefields of Europe. During his time in Cape Breton he produced somber images from what he witnessed, one being Miner’s Houses. Earlier in the spring of 1921, Harris had also been in Halifax on his way to Newfoundland. He painted two specific works — and . (Also see Returning war artist. . . A.Y.Jackson, February 3, 1919.). (Painting: By Lawren Harris, from his visit to report on the miner’s strike in 1925. Miner’s Houses. Art Gallery of Ontario.)