A. J. Casson

Toronto artist A.J. Casson‘s untitled oil on linen was painted between 1966 and 1968, and stands about ten feet tall.

A. J. Casson was born in Toronto in 1898 and died there in 1992. He studied at Ryerson School and later at the Hamilton Technical School, under J. S. Gordon.He served as an apprentice to the lithographer-designer Franklin Carmichael and then continued his formal studies at the Ontario College of Art and the Toronto Technical School, under Alfred Howell. In 1926, Casson joined the Group of Seven. He was a founding member of the Canadian Group of Paintersand the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour.

The woman pushing a stroller with child in tow represents his daughter and grandchildren in this Untitled wonderwork (they’re in front of the church, better view at the link).


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