Saturday, July 21, 2007
Carl Ahrens (1862-1936)
Carl Ahrens was a Canadian impressionist artist who influenced the Group of Seven. Ahrens argued for a Canadian art free from "alien influences." He campaigned for a group of pioneers who would ignore foreign trends and set a national standard independent of the currents of Post-Impressionism and Futurism.
He was a close friend of Homer Watson, and spent great deal of time painting in the Grand River Valley, close to home, as he was physically disabled. His subjects focussed on old forest growth trees. Marvelous etchings of his remain as shown in his catalogue raisone, by Jennifer Watson of Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. He was O.S.A. and A.R.C.A. and his work can be found in the National Gallery etc.
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COPAC UK: Carl Ahrens
Library of Canada: Carl Ahrens
Library of Congress: Carl Ahrens
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