Winter on the Don harkens back to the time when Toronto was still a place where one could find solitude within its limits. Painted in 1926 by Group of Seven member A.J. Casson, and reproduced with copyright permission and on high quality textured paper stock, this print is colour-matched to the original work so that you can appreciate the soft colours and tones of the original watercolour.
Image size: 20" x 17" Professionally matted and framed with archival mat to 24" x 27". Available at the gallery only, 27 Ainslie St. N, Cambridge, ON
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 established 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.