Lake Wabagishik, 50 kms west of Sudbury in Ontario's north was a remote lake is the subject of this painting, and shows Carmichael's love of the La Cloche mountains. This painting is reproduced with copyright permission. Therefore the colours are true to the original. Professionally matted and framed using archival materials, in a brownish black solid wood frame and linen-textured matte, this is lovely hung on its own, or as a set of two, three or four. The Group of Seven paintings are fine art classics that you will enjoy for a lifetime.
Image size: 8 1/4" x 10 1/8". Framed size: 15 1/4" x 14"
The Artist: Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) was born and raised in Orillia, Ontario. In 1910 he moved to Toronto to attend the Ontario College of Art. Franklin apprenticed as a commercial artist for Grip Ltd., where that he met Tom Thomson, Arthur Lismer, J. E. MacDonald and Frederick Varley. The men formed a group of painters, which included Tom Thomson, and on weekends they would travel to the countryside and sketch landscapes. Carmichael married in 1915, and focused on his family. However, he became one of the founding members (and the youngest one) of the Group of Seven in 1920. In 1925 he founded the Ontario Society for Painters in Watercolour, along with A. J. Casson and F. H. Brigden. In 1933, he joined the Canadian Group of Painters, made up of a number of the former members of the Group of Seven. During the late 1930s and 1940s, Carmichael started working on wood engravings and linocuts, all with the same precision and rhythmic quality of his paintings. He also taught at the Ontario College of Art from 1932 to 1945, and was appointed Head of Graphic and Commercial Art. He passed away suddenly on October 24th of 1945.