Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 1 (FF)
Location Notes:
Print and Drawing Cabinet; Flat File 1, Drawer 1

Norval

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.55
Artist:
A.J. Casson
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée
Date:
circa 1929
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.5 in Width: 12 in
Description:
A small town with a dirt road winding through it and with clouds in the background.
Historical Context:
"Alfred Joseph Casson was born in Toronto on May 17, 1898, and for more than eight decades, his life was centered in Southern Ontario. He was a young commercial artist, assistant to Franklin Carmichael, when the Group of Seven (of which Carmichael was an original member) was formed. This connection helped to lead A.J. Casson to fame. In 1926, the Group of Seven consisted of only six members due to the resignation of Frank Johnston, and the Group invited Casson to join in order to restore their numbers to seven. While Casson often painted the landscape of Northern Ontario like the other Group of Seven artists, his favorite subjects also included the small towns and villages closer to home." -McMichael Canadian Art Collection. This piece was purchased at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Gallery.