Sunday Morning with Cass: Conversations with A.J. Casson by Ted Herriott
4to. pp. 252. profusely illustrated. index. cloth. dw. Mississauga, Ont.: Purpleville Publishing, .
Brand new in publisher's shrink wrap.
ISBN-10: 0969530625 / ISBN-13: 9780969530626
AJ. Casson was twenty years into his second career when Ted Herriott first met him in 1978. Ten years later the two men were firm friends, meeting most Sunday mornings, at Casson's home in Toronto, to share some lively conversation. By this time, Casson was in his nineties and blessed with a wonderful memory. He would talk about hisworking life as a commercial designer which spanned forty-five years, his self-imposed mandate to create a visual record of the many Ontario villages - which were, so unfortunately, disappearing as a consequence of changing times - and his great satisfaction in seeing Canadian art made accessible to the public through the collections in our public galleries today.
As the youngest and longest surviving member of Canada's legendary Group
Seven, Casson became our link to the creation of the Canadian school of painting advocated by the Group. He took upon himself the duty of maintaining the integrity of the work of Group members and their contemporaries, constantly ensuring that both fake paintings and genuine works, coming onto the market, were identified and recognized.
Sunday Morning with Cass is essential reading for all Canadians and students of