About AJ Casson

AJ Casson

“I had to develop my own style.   Began to dig out places of my own… I loved to paint villages, and I’m glad, because they’re pretty much gone now.  They’ve all changed, fallen down or been destroyed." A.J. Casson

Alfred Jackson Casson, (A.J. Casson) was the youngest member of the Group of Seven. Born in Toronto in 1898, Casson studied at the Ontario College of Art under J.W. Beatty from 1918 to 1921 and took private classes with Harry Britton from 1916 to 1918. In 1919, he began to work as a commercial artist at Rous & Mann Ltd., where he became the assistant to Group of Seven member Franklin Carmichael, a connection that would prove to be invaluable. Casson joined the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto in 1920, where he met other artists and Group members.

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