Franklin Carmichael | Group of Seven

From: Orillia, Ontario

Franklin Carmichael was a Canadian artist, the youngest original member of the Group of Seven.

Despite being the youngest in the group, Franklin was president of The Group of Seven from 1932 to 1934.

 In 1925 he founded the Ontario Society for Painters in Watercolour, along with two other painters: A.J. Casson and F. H. Brigden. Then in 1933 joined the Canadian Group of Painters.

Franklin Carmichael. Mirror Lake, 1929

“We have everything out of which to build ideas and traditions, to fail to make use of them would simply be throwing away a priceless heritage of spirit and material.”

Franklin Carmichael

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Orillia is located between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Orillia knowns as the “Sunshine City”. The large waterfront attracts tourists, there are a good number of annual festivals.


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