Step into Casson’s painting
Casson’s “Village Street October” was painted at the corner of Tweedle Street and Forster Street in Glen Williams (photo by J.M. Rowe).
Alfred Joseph Casson, OC (May 17, 1898 – February 20, 1992) painted many rural scenes in southern Ontario. Other area paintings by Casson include Country Road— Glen Williams, Early Summer Norval, Rockwood (Old Quarry) and Farmhouse (near Glen Williams 1938).
A superb watercolourist, Casson (together with Carmichael and F.H. Brigden), founded the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour in 1925. The following year, he accepted an invitation from Carmichael to join the Group of Seven.
Casson was the Group of Seven’s youngest member. He died at the age of ninety-four, and is buried alongside other Group members in the cemetery on the McMichael grounds.