Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 2nd Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV: Building C; 2nd fl,; Between Rm. 271C and Rm. 273C

Housetops on the Ward

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.114
Artist:
A.J. Casson
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction Print of oil on canvas.
Date:
circa 1924
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 16 in
Description:
Brightly colored houses with snow-covered rooftops.
Historical Context:
Alfred Joseph Casson was born in Toronto, 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. 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.