“Autumn Orillia” by Franklin Carmichael

  • Autumn by Frank Carmichael

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Mural Artist: Michele Van Maurik 2009
Located on site the the Algonquin Theatre
Sponsored by: The Town of Huntsville and The BIA

This painting is a beautiful balance of blues, reds, and yellows, typifying Autumn in central Ontario. Carmichael was born in Orillia, so it is fitting that he should paint there. He was considered "the silent partner" in the Group of Seven, and his paintings are more gentle in feeling than his counterparts in the group. He too was forever indebted to the style Tom Thomson developed. 

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  • Address 37 Main St E, Huntsville ON
  • Category Franklin Carmicheal
  • Location Huntsville

Artist Name : Franklin Carmicheal

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Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) was born in Orillia and later moved to Toronto to study art at Central Technical School, and then at The Ontario College of Art. He worked at the printing firm where J.E.H. MacDonald was his boss and other members of the group were also employed. He studied art at the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, but his education was ended by the onset of World War I. Upon his return to Toronto and his job at the printing firm, he was invited out on weekend sketching trips, and was thus included in the circles of artists who were to become The Group of Seven. Carmichael focused a lot of his work in the field of watercolour painting, which at the time was not a popular medium for painting. In 1932, he got a job as a teacher at the Ontario College of Art; this offered him the ability to create more painting works and influence the next generation of Canadian artists. In 1932, after the Group of Seven disbanded, he was became a founding member of The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.

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