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Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 2nd Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 2nd Floor; Right of Room 241

“Autumn in the Northland“ by Franklin Carmichael

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.185.32
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
circa 2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 27 in Width: 30 in
Description:
Wide-angle, impressionistic autumn landscape with vivid reds, oranges, yellows contrasting more muted greens and blues in the background. Appears to bear near sunset or sunrise.
Historical Context:
Canadian painter Franklin Carmichael was the youngest of the “Group of Seven,” a group of artists brought together by their ability to tame the Canadian wilderness through their artwork. Born in Orillia, Ontario in 1890, Carmichael spent time training as an artist in Belgium, but was brought back to his native county during World War I. Like his fellow “Group of Seven” members, Carmichael was known for his oil and watercolor images of the Canadian landscape.