“Shore Pattern” by A.J. Casson

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne Community Mural 2013
Located on site at the Port Sydney Community Hall
Sponsored by: The Community of Port Sydney

A.J. Casson created a number of paintings using this riverfront theme with lots of green throughout. The lush greens and tangled tress offer an interesting composition anchored by the river reflection, and the darkness of the forest interior seems to invite you to enter the woods. This community mural was created with the help of the peolpe of Port Sydney during the annual pork roast dinner, a delicious annual event not to be missed. 

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  • Address 607 Muskoka Rd 10, Port Sydney ON
  • Category A.J. Casson
  • Location Port Sydney

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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