Van Gogh's Ear is an in depth look at famous artists on their birthday. A post will be made each day about a famous artist, his/her art, interesting facts, personal experiences, etc. on their birthday. So, lend me your ear...
Landscape with Snow (1888)
Painted in February of 1888, Van Gogh painted the dreary furrowed fields of winter. A lone figure with his dog trudge toward home. Located in the Guggenheim, I was moved to view this painting this past weekend.
Happy Birthday Alfred Joseph Casson!! I don't believe I have written about a Canadian artist before. This painter was born in 1898. His father was an English Quaker and his mother was a Canadian. He apprenticed at an early age in a lithography company and went on to work as a commercial artist. He then apprenticed with Frank Johnston, a member of the Canadian painters known as the Group of Seven and later became a member of the group. Casson liked watercolor and even founded a group of watercolorists. His painting style was that of simple landscapes, clear colors and background spaces.The painting below is titled White Pine.
I am an art educator, 26 years in the profession. An avid art history buff, I love traveling all over the world seeking out personal favorites. I am a watercolorist, ceramic sculptor, weaver and also work with handmade paper and artist books. I also work in collaboraion with my husband, Craig, who is a metal sculptor.