This beautiful shoreline painting by A.J. Casson captures the essence of the Muskoka watershed, and the nature throughout the region.
In this delightful Casson painting, the great blue heron in its glorious variations of blue is silhouetted against the green of the forest.
The angle of its wings in flight point back to the trees, and the angle of the position of the tree stumps frame the great blue heron creating a very strong composition.
This is one of the rare Group of Seven paintings that features any wildlife; the group usually focused solely on landscapes and vistas.
Born in Toronto, A.J. Casson 1898-1992 became a member of the famed “Group of Seven” artists in 1926, replacing Frank Johnston, who had resigned, and was also a founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters.
He was able to document many of our rural settings and buildings, as well as his great study of the Ontario landscape with all of the riches that are found in his interpretive paintings of sharply defined colour and shape and contrast.
His paintings hang in private, corporate and public collections across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Artwork is professionally framed
Image approximately 9.5” x 8”
Framed approximately 21.5” by 20”
Would be a thoughtful gift for anyone in your life, or something special for yourself!
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