“Mirror Lake” by Franklin Carmichael

  • Mirror Lake by Franklin Carmichael

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne 2005
Located on site at Cafe Wilgress 1897
Sponsored by: The Smith Family and The Huntsville BIA

Franklin Charmichael was the youngest member of the Group of Seven when they formed in 1920. This painting is one of his watercolours which was his main medium of choice. He spent a lot of travel time with the group going to remote locations in Northern Ontario, and bought a cottage in the La Cloche mountains, where he did a lot of his paintings. This painting is a beautiful array of soft blues and purples in the reflections on the water.

 

 

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  • Address 93 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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