Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1898. Died in the same city in 1992. After his studies at the Hamilton Technical School, Alfred Casson RCA became an apprentice at a lithography company, where he retouched photographs. He took evening courses at the Toronto Central Technical School and in 1919, became Franklin Carmichael’s assistant at a Toronto firm of applied arts. In 1921, he made his first trip with Carmichael to paint in the Muskoka region. Two years later, the National Gallery of Canada purchased one of his paintings for the first time. In 1926, he was invited by members of the Group of Seven to replace Franz Johnston (who had not exhibited with the group after the initial 1920 exhibition). Casson, who painted many canvasses depicting Northern Ontario landscapes and villages, was the recipient of numerous awards and prizes.

Coldwell, Lake Superior - 1928. oil on masonite. Edmonton Art Gallery
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