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9 X 12 inches, 14 pages

ISBN 0920806023
Limited Edition Portfolio
14 sheets loosely bound in a handsome cover. Printed on Carlyle Japan stock. Signed by Carl Schaefer and numbered in an edition of 300.
Out of print

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Northern Mythos Artshow
Hanover Drawings Artshow

Twelve Northern Drawings: 1926-1933

Carl Schaefer

'THESE DRAWINGS BELONG TO CARL SCHAEFER'S EARLIEST PERIOD, before he had acquired any reputation, or found his subject or style. He was known by established artists and impressed many of them by his work. The drawings are serious works and were clearly executed with study and care. Many of them look like woodcuts in their stark contrasts of firmness of line. There is nothing sketchy about them and they should be appreciated as coming from the studio rather than the field.'

—George Johnston

* Some of these were featured in the splash page as well in the web artshow, Northern Magic


Carl Schaefer



Carl Schaefer was a distinguished Canadian painter and graphic artist. He studied first under members of the Group of Seven and exhibited with them, and he was a founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters, which succeeded the Group of Seven after its dissolution. He exhibited widely in Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Europe, receiving a long list of honours.

He is probably best known for his paintings, in water colour and oil, of the country around Hanover, Ontario, where he was born and grew up, his water colours of Waterloo County and the Haliburton Highlands, and paintings and drawings of the country north of Toronto, painted and drawn since the War. His drawings and paintings of aircraft, personnel and aerodromes, which he did as War Records Artist with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, now held by the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, are an important part of his work, and deserve recognition as such.

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