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Carl Schaefer

(?-1995)

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.

Northern Mythos Artshow ...

Hanover Drawings Artshow ...

Penumbra books:
Carl: Portrait of a Painter from Letters & Reminiscences (Author)
The Northern Imagination: A Study of Northern Canadian Literature (Author)
Thoreau MacDonald's Notebooks (Author)
Twelve Farm Drawings: 1927-1932: Carl Schaefer (Author)
Twelve Northern Drawings: 1926-1933: Carl Schaefer (Author)
Eighteen Hanover Drawings: 1924-1930 (Author)
Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 1. View of Hanover, July 1937 (Author)
Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 2. The Voelzing Farm, Hanover, Township of Bentinck, Grey County, 28 July 1937 (Author)
Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 3. Still Life with Blue Spectacles, Version II, 17 September 1954 (Author)
Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 4. Christmas Window at Norwich, December 1940 (Author)
Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 5. Still Life and Propaganda, 3 May 1939 (Author)
Schaefer Cards (Author)


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