CASSON, A.J. DUVAL, Paul. CASSON, A.J.
Title: A.J. Casson : My Favourite Watercolours 1919 to 1957. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Cerebrus / Prentice Hall, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0920016138
Seller ID: 101246
CASSON, A.J. A.J. Casson : My Favourite Watercolours 1919 to 1957. Forewordby Paul Duval. No place [Toronto] : Cerebrus / Prentice Hall, (1982). Firs t Edition.. Pp (6),7-,(1). Illustrated. Squarish folio (348 x 328 mm),mottled, textured brown faux leather, gilt AJC device to front board and g ilt lettering to spine. Paul Duval (b. 1922). Alfred Joseph Casson, OC (b. May 17, 1898, Toronto – d. February 20, 1992, Toronto). "By 1930 A.J. Casson had become one of the most powerful and expressive watercolour painters Canada had ever known. His compositions had acquired a sure formalization, his washes were laid with a consummate assurance and the boldness of his colour revealed a brilliance and depth then rarely seen in the medium. He managed to convey the maximum of depth in his shadows without destroying the transparency of his paint or the integrity of the luminous white paper beneath it. Frank Carmichael was the chief influence on the development of Casson's mature watercolour style. The two men constantly worked and experimentedin the medium together. They shared not only a fascination about it as an art form, but also a firm conviction that it had been unfairly ignored by most of their contemporary Canadian artists." - from the jacket. Contents : Foreword by Paul Duval; The Medium by A.J. Casson; The Early Years by A.J. Casson. The Plates : Back of House; On the Don; Winter on the Don; SaturdayAfternoon; Early Summer, Norval; October, Lake Superior; Northshore, Lake Superior; Pike Lake; Approaching Storm; Fog Clearing; West Guildford; Country Store; Mill at Elora; Spring, Lasky; Near Nobel; Bobcaygeon; Markham; The White Forest; Mill at Washago; Winter in the Village; Village at Mt. Albert; York Mills; Ringwood; Spring Flood; Sunshire Alley; Fisherman's Point; Below Highfalls; Backwater; Barn, Lake Baptiste; River's Edge. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS SIZE AND WEIGHT. Very good in lightly wrinkled dustjacket. 60.00