Historic Art | Franklin Carmichael R.C.A.

Back of bayview hotel 1924 wc 10
May 1939 ob 10x12 web

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Back of Bayview Hotel, Orillia, 1924

Technique: watercolour

Dimensions: 9.75x9 in.

Small Pictures Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, November 1924, exhibited as Hotel Yard;
Franklin Carmichael: Group of Seven Retrospective Exhibition, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, November 1964

About the Artist

Franklin Carmichael, painter (b at Orillia, Ont 4 May 1890; d at Toronto 24 Oct 1945). A founding member of the Group of Seven, Carmichael was active as a painter, industrial designer and teacher. In 1911 he apprenticed with the Toronto commercial-art firm Grip Ltd, where he met several artists who later formed the Group. He studied in Antwerp 1913-14, and then worked as a designer in Toronto, at the same time painting watercolours and oils of northern Ontario landscape. Such paintings as Jackfish Village (1926) exhibit elegant compositional structures and lyric charm, gentler in feeling than many paintings by other Group of Seven members. Carmichael was a founding member 1925 and president 1932-34 of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and a founding member in 1933 of the Canadian Group of Painters. He taught at the Ontario College of Art 1932-45.

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