ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
AUTUMN HAZE-TERRA COTTA
oil on canvas, laid down on board
9.5 ins x 11.25 ins; 23.8 cms x 28.1 cms
During his time with the Group of Seven, and later the Canadian Group of Painters, “Casson took up his love of the smaller villages and towns of southern Ontario...he and Margaret bought a car and weekends were often taken up with sketching trips to the countryside.” Casson continually explored Ontario, depicting the country and towns of the province, soon discovering and capturing inspiring settings near Georgetown and Caledon, such as Cheltenham and Terra Cotta.
According to a June 7, 1987 inscription by the artist on the reverse, this artwork was “painted about 1935.”
Christopher Jackson, “A.J. Casson: Behind The Scenes”, exhibition catalogue, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, 2006, page 12.
Department: Canadian Fine Art