“White Pine” by A.J. Casson
Medium:Poster reproduction of original 1957 oil on canvas painting
Height: 9.5 in
Width: 12 in
A single pine tree blowing in the wind with mountains in the background.
"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 National Gallery of Canada.