Historic Art | Franklin Carmichael R.C.A.

Erin ontario 1929 wc 19
Dead pines cranberry lake  c1932 ob 10x12 web The open creek ob 10x12 web Valley in distance ob 10x12 web

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Erin, Ontario

Technique: watercolour on paper

Dimensions: 19.5x26 in.

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Exhibition History
The Group of Seven Exhibition, 1930, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto
The Group of Seven Exhibition, 1930, The Art Association of Montreal, Montreal
Exhibition of Paintings by Jackson, Carmichael, Casson, Haines, 1935, The Galleries of Meritt Malloney, Toronto

Reproduced
The Group of Seven Exhibition, 1930, Art Gallery of Toronto, no. 12
Art Association of Montreal, no. 12 (Not for Sale)
Exhibition of Paintings by Jackson, Carmichael, Casson, Haines, 1935, The Galleries of Meritt Malloney, Toronto, no.64
Meritt Malloney, Toronto, no.64
Light and Shadow; The Work of Franklin Carmichael, McMichael Gallery, 1990, Listed pages 124 and 125

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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