ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
Private Collection, Toronto
Casson developed an intense interest in silkscreen serigraphs while working at the graphic arts company, Sampson-Matthews. Producing his first serigraph for the firm in 1927 (entitled Canada Geese and Pussy Willows), Casson went on to significantly refine the process and to supervise the production of tens of thousands of reproductions in the plant. Casson himself created many silkscreens of floral arrangements – featuring daffodils, nasturtiums and poppies amongst others.
This gouache is the artist’s original execution of an image that went on to be reproduced under the title, Flowers in a Red Bowl, in an edition of 60.