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A SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT BY A. J. CASSON, ONE OF CANADAS MOST LOVED AND HONOURED MEMBERS OF THE FAMOUS GROUP OF SEVEN ARTISTS. IT IS TITLED, "VILLAGE HOUSE (LIGHT GREEN)". WITH A CERTIFICATE OF APPRAISAL AND AUTHENTICITY.
**** MANY PEOPLE LIST A. J. CASSON AS CANADA'S MOST FAMOUS PAINTER.
*** APPROVED AND SIGNED BY A.J. CASSN.
** NUMBERED 204/300.
* A CERTIFICATE OF APPRAISAL AND AUTHENTICITY. THE 1996 UNFRAMED APPRAISED VALUE WAS $750.
* FRAMED SIZE 26 1/2 x 33. NOTE THERE ARE 2 SMALL CHIPS ON THE FRAME. BUT THE PRINT AND MATS ARE PRISTINE.
CASSON APPRECIATED THE EXCEPTIONAL WORKMANSHIP OF THE BRILLIANT MASTER PRINTER M. BERNARD LOATESAND THUS GRANTED HIM THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO REPRODUCEHIS PAINTINGS IN NUMBERED LIMITED EDITIONS.
CASSON AGREED TO SIGN BY MEANS OF HIS AJC INITIALS. THE BERTONE PRINTING PROCESS INCORPORATED NO DOTS OR SCREENS AND UTILIZED UP TO 35 COLOURS PRINTED ONE BY ONE ON A SINGLE COLOUR ROTARY PRESS. NO COMPANY EXISTED AT THAT TIME THAT COULD PRINT WITH SUCH CLARITY.
Alfred Joseph Casson, (born May 17, 1898, Toronto, Ontario, Canada—died February 19, 1992, Toronto), Canadian painter who was a member of the Group of Seven, a group of painters that forged a national identity through the visual arts with their paintings of the Canadian landscape.
From about 1913 Casson studied at schools in Hamilton and Toronto, before joining a commercial art firm in 1919. There, he eventually worked under Group of Seven member Franklin Carmichael. The two became friends, and in 1925 they attempted to revive interest in watercolour painting by organizing (along with Frederick Brigden) the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. The next year, Casson was invited to join the Group of Seven, replacing Frank Johnston. By then the painters had turned from exclusively depicting harsh landscapes to also including urban scenes. Casson distinguished himself from the rest of the group by painting small Ontario villages, as in Anglican Church at Magnetawan (1933).