Alfred Joseph Casson is always known as A.J.Casson.
He is a Canadian artist born in Toronto to an English father and Canadian mother.
Franklin Carmichael is a member of the famous Canadian Group of Seven artists, responsible for A.J. Casson’s discovery of his love of painting. In 1919 both men were working for a Commercial Art firm in Toronto, and it was Franklin Carmichael‘s responsibility to train the young Casson.
Carmichael encouraged Casson to paint in his spare time, allowing the artist time to discover his distinctive oil painting style.
A.J.Casson paintings are some of the most well-known Canadian landscape paintings of the 20th Century.
In 1925, three Canadian painters, Casson, Carmichael, and FH Brigden, joined to form the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor.
1926 saw Casson accept a request to join the Group of Seven. However, following its dissolution, in 1933, Casson founded the Canadian Group of Painters. The Group includes the renowned female artist Emily Carr and Canadian artist A.Y. Jackson as its founding members.
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Please view our online art catalog of A.J. Casson's artworks and other oil reproduction paintings by the famous Group of Seven artists.