Franklin Carmichael 1890-1945

An outstanding Canadian artist, Carmichael was born at Orillia, and studied at the Ontario College of Art and L'Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts at Antwerp. He had worked with Lismer and Varley in commercial art, and upon returning to Toronto in 1914, shared a studio with Tom Thomson. One of the founders of the "Group of Seven" and its youngest member, Carmichael participated in all the Group's exhibitions. His graphic style and sense of design led to a distinguished and influential career as an artist, industrial designer and teacher. Among his best-known works are "Autumn Woods", "Lake Superior", "Northern Tundra" and the illustrations for Grace Campbell's novel, "Thorn-Apple Tree". His paintings are represented in major Canadian galleries.


On the grounds of the public library, 36 Mississaga Street West, Orillia

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Simcoe

Municipality: City of Orillia