A.J. Casson's White Pine is one of the most iconic images of the Group of Seven, and of Canadian art in general. This image was painted in 1957 in the La Cloche region on the Northern Channel of Georgian Bay, a favourite spot of Casson's. Reproduced with copyright permission and on high quality heavy-weight paper stock, this print is colour-matched to the original work so that you can appreciate the colours and skilled work of the original painting. Professionally matted with archival quality mat.
Image size: 8" x 10 1/4" matted to 12 1/4" x 14 3/4"
The Artist: Alfred Joseph Casson (1898–1992) was born and raised in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. He apprenticed as a graphic designer with Franklin Carmichael and studied art at Central Technical School. In 1925, he co-founded the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. The following year he was invited to become a member of the already-formed Group of Seven (1920-1932), who helped forge a national identity through the visual arts. Casson specialized in watercolours, and enjoyed painting townscapes. He is buried on the grounds of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, along with five other Group of Seven members.