ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON PRCA, OSA, CGP, CSPWC, G7 (1898-1992)
A.J. Casson was born in Toronto and studied at the Hamilton Technical school and was an apprentice to a lithographer. In 1916 he attended the Ontario College of Art and also Central Technical School. He met Franklin Carmichael in 1919 and worked as a commercial artist at Rous and Mann and Sampson Matthews Ltd. where he met members of the Group of Seven. They introduced him to The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. After Franz Johnston left the Group, Casson was invited to join. He co-founded the Canadian Group of Painters in 1933 and was elected into the National Academy of Design in 1952 as an Honorary Corresponding member. He was also a member and president of the Royal Canadian Academy.
A.J. Casson Calumet, Quebec, oil on canvas, 24'' x 30''
A.J. Casson White Pine, silkscreen, 30'' x 40'' & 20'' x 27'' Printed by Sampson Matthews Ltd. in the 1940's