Alfred Joseph Casson


1898 - 1992

CGP, CSPWC, Group of Seven, OSA, PRCA

Oil on Canvas, 1959
30 x 38

$195,000.00

Oil on Canvas, 1959
11.5 x 14.5 in

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Alfred Joseph Casson Biography

1898 - 1992

CGP, CSPWC, Group of Seven, OSA, PRCA

When the young A.J. Casson first took a position as design assistant to Franklin Carmichael at the firm of Rous and Mann, he could not have known the remarkable direction his career would take. The demanding but affable Carmichael became a friend, mentor and sketching companion. In fact, it was Carmichael who introduced Alfred Casson to members of the Group of Seven at Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club. The dedicated artist began to exhibit with the Group and became a natural successor to Frank Johnston when he left to pursue other interests. In his depiction of the more settled areas of southern Ontario, A.J. Casson was deliberately seeking out subject matter that set his work apart from the preferred material of other Group of Seven members. Alfred Casson’s strong design background shaped a unique painting style, characterized by graceful lines and carefully considered compositions. With the passing of time his style underwent a subtle change in which pattern became an essential element in his work._ In addition to his dedication to excellence in his own work, A.J. Casson was instrumental in the formation of important Canadian art organizations such as the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Canadian Group of Painters and the WWII War Artists Program. There can be no doubt that over a long career, which spanned much of the 20th Century, Alfred Joseph Casson left an indelible mark on the Canadian art landscape.

Silkscreen
8.25 x 10.13 in

$900.00 Framed

Silkscreen on paper, circa 1930
12.5 x 11 in

$1,100.00 Framed

Sampson-Matthews Silkscreen, circa 1947
29.5 x 40

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Sampson-Matthews Silkscreen, circa 1950
30 x 40

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Oil on Board, circa 1949
12 x 15 in

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Oil on Panel, 1929
9.25 x 11.5 in

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Oil on Panel, 1936
11 x 15 in

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Oil on Canvas, circa 1975
24 x 30 in

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Oil on Panel, 1942
9.25 x 11.25 in

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Oil on Panel, 1933
9.25 x 11 in

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Oil on Panel, 1935
9.25 x 11 in

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Oil on Panel, 1938
9.25 x 11.25 in

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Oil on Panel, 1930
9.25 x 11.5 in

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Oil on Panel, circa 1957
20 x 24 in

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Oil on Canvas, circa 1928
18 x 16 in

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Oil on Panel, 1959
12 x 15 in

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Oil on Panel, circa 1952
20 x 24 in

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Oil on Panel, 1932
9.38 x 11.25 in

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