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Major Acquisition:"Autumn Tapestry Madawaska River" by A.J. Casson (R.C.A) (O.S.A)
We are excited to announce a major acquisition - a genuine oil painting, Autumn Tapestry Madawaska River, by A.J. Casson, one of Canada's most recognized artists. The painting was purchased in the late 1950s and has been meticulously cared for over six decades in a family collection. This oil on board measures 12"x 15" and beautifully captures the tranquil allure of one of Ontario's most cherished waterways. With its rich history and stunning natural beauty, the Madawaska River has long inspired artists, adventurers, and nature lovers alike. Winding through the rugged landscapes of the Canadian Shield, the river has played a vital role in the region's logging history, Indigenous heritage, and recreational activities. It's this significance that Casson so masterfully encapsulates in his paintings that was recognized early on, leading to his invitation by mentor Franklin Carmichael to join the iconic Group of Seven in 1926.
This painting has yet to be publicly displayed since its original purchase. The artwork has been inspected, authenticated, and well-preserved in a non-smoking home. It is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Canadian art history. The painting is documented in multiple signed appraisal documents throughout the decades, which will be provided to the buyer.
We are excited to showcase our growing collection of breathtaking Canadian artwork. Our skilled artists keep impressing us with their mesmerizing creations, and we encourage you to browse our selection frequently. Don't hesitate to contact us if a specific painting, blown glass sculpture, or other masterpiece catches your eye. With two convenient locations in Edmonton, AB and Victoria, BC, we are eager to connect with you and share the pleasure of admiring beautiful art. We are thrilled to hear from you!
A rare opportunity awaits art enthusiasts in Edmonton, AB. A.J. Casson's evocative masterpiece, Autumn Tapestry, Madawaska River, is now available for viewing by appointment. While many of Casson's iconic works are typically limited to museums or the exclusive world of art auctions, this is a unique chance to experience his artistry up close and personal in Edmonton, AB. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in a piece of Canadian art history.
For five decades, Kasyn painted Toronto's neighbourhoods, focusing on an older, gentler Toronto before the renovators moved in. He was drawn to the back lanes, where the real life of the houses was evident. His affection for the city's architecture was palpable, and he amassed a library of over 6,000 slides, capturing every street and lane in Toronto.
West End Gallery respectfully acknowledges the Lekwungen peoples, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, on whose traditional lands our Victoria gallery stands. We also acknowledge that our Edmonton gallery is situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples, including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, and Inuit.