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

“Saturday Afternoon“ by A.J. Casson

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.71
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1927 watercolor on paper painting
Date:
1928
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.5 in Width: 12 in
Description:
A small town with a farmer leading a cow, a man chopping wood, a woman hanging laundry, and a couple walking down the road.
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 and Canadian Art Prints. This piece was purchased at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Gallery.