“Golden October” by A.J. Casson

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne Community Mural 2012
Located on site at The Mill on Main
Sponsored by: The Mill On Main

The dark shadowed foreground of this work of art highlights A.J. Casson's ability to capture and control light in his paintings. The shadowed foreground serves to brighten the colours of the trees and makes the background seem further away. It is also a great contrast to the openness of the big blue sky.

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  • Address 50 Main St E, Huntsville ON
  • Category A.J. Casson
  • Location Huntsville

Artist Name : A.J. Casson

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A.J. Casson (1898-1992) was born in Toronto and worked as a commercial designer by day and spent his evenings taking art classes. While working in graphic design he became apprentice to Franklin Carmichael and was introduced to outdoor sketching and to watercolours as a paint medium. Carmichael was so impressed by the young protege, that in 1926 he invited him to join the Group of Seven to fill the void left by Frank Johnston. He began to join them on weekend sketching trips, but due to family obligations, was not able to join them on the more adventurous trips across the country. To break away from the similarity of his mentors work, Casson began to paint small towns and buildings across central and south Ontario. This work documented many of the little communities before they were engulfed by the larger cities, or disappeared altogether. Casson went on to become a pioneer in the silk screening industry being one of the first people to apply the principle to making art prints. In his later years, Casson faithfully cottaged, and painted locally, in the Oxtongue Lake area, while on summer vacations.

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