canadian art

Franklin Carmichael – Peaceful Farm

An integral member of the Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) primarily worked in watercolors but this lush work – called Farm, Haliburton, 1940 – was done in the deep textures and colors of the oils he came to use.

Ian Dejardin, executive director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, which holds the work, says “this gorgeous image is very much of its date. It conveys a sunny, pastoral, ‘Anne of Green Gables’ vision of Canada.”⁠

🖼 Franklin Carmichael, 𝘍𝘢𝘳𝘮, 𝘏𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘰𝘯, 1940, oil on hardboard, 96.3 x 122 cm, Given in memory of Alice and Douglas Bales by their family

See also this Art Junkie background piece on the Group of Seven

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