Alfred Joseph Casson

1898-1992 Painter, watercolourist, printmaker. Alfred Joseph Casson, born in Toronto. Began to study art with J.S. Gordon at the Hamilton Technical School and was apprenticed to a lithographer. Returned to Toronto in 1916 and studied with Harry Britton at the Ontario College of Art; also at the Central Technical School. Met Franklin Carmichael in 1919 and worked with him at commercial art. Became a member of the Group of Seven in 1926 and a founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters, 1933. A.R.C.A. in 1926, R.C.A. in 1939, P.R.C.A. 1948-1952. Served on War Records Committee 1941-1945.