FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL, O.S.A., R.C.A.
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto
Megan Bice, Light & Shadow, The Works of Franklin Carmichael, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, 1990, pages 106-111 (chapter entitled The La Cloche Decision).
For Carmichael, the spectacular physiography of Ontario’s La Cloche Mountains was to become an integral part of his personal life and his artistic career. In 1935 Carmichael completed the construction of a log cabin on Cranberry Lake. Nearly every autumn a small group of Carmichael’s artist friends used the cottage as their sketching headquarters. Bice writes that they “packed their camping and painting equipment into canoes and paddled the tortuous Howry Creek to the Murray Lake portage...or they could continue along Howry Creek through an ascending chain of lakes that culminated in a minute gem - Little Mountain Lake. Either choice was physically demanding, required inordinate outdoor skills, and meant days of isolation.”