“Oxtongue River” by A.J. Casson

  • 79(a)Oxtongue River oxtongue lake community centre

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Mural Artist: Janine Marson & Gerry Lantaigne Community Mural
Located on site at The Oxtongue Lake Community Centre
Sponsored by: The Community of Oxtongue Lake

A.J. Casson painted this at the base of the Oxtongue Falls on Highway 60, and the style is typical of Casson's. The rounded trees, as well as the water cascading from left to right draws the eye downward to the base of the falls, and the rocks on the left pull the view back toward the top of the painting. The falls are inside what is now a provincial park and this view can be seen today by following the trail from the parking lot. 

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  • Address 3979 Highway 60, Dwight ON
  • Category A.J. Casson
  • Location Oxtongue Lake

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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