Mirror Lake is one of Carmichael's most well-known paintings. This watercolour is reproduced with copyright permission and on fine art paper. This print is colour-matched to the original work so that you can appreciate the artist's colour use and detail. Professionally framed with archival mat and brownish-black wood Canadian-made frame, this is a work seen as part of the best art of Canada.
Image size: 9 3/8" x 7 3/4", matted to 14" x 11 5/8"
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.