Franklin Carmichael

Franklin Carmichael (1890 - 1945)

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Franklin Carmichael
Born in Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canadamap
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Husband of — married in Toronto, Ontario, Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died in Toronto, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Nov 2016
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Categories: Orillia, Ontario | Ontario Artists | Ontario College of Art, Toronto.


Franklin Carmichael is/was a significant Ontarian .

Franklin Carmichael was a founding member of the Group of Seven, who pioneered a distinctly Canadian painting style in the early 1900s.[1]

Franklin, born in 1890 in Orillia, was the son of David Graham Carmichael and Susannah Eleanor Smith.[2][3] In 1911 he lived in Toronto, where he attended the Ontario College of Art and worked at Grip, a commercial art firm.[4] He co-founded the Group of Seven in 1920. He was also a founding member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and the Canadian Group of Painters. He taught at the Ontario College of Art from 1932 to 1945.[5]

He married Ada Lillian Went in 1915.[6][7] They had a daughter, Mary Franklin, who married Richard Mastin in 1943.[8]


  1. The Canadian Encyclopedia/
  2. "Ontario Births, 1869-1911," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2016), Franklin Carmichael, 04 May 1890; citing Birth, Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,872,425.
  3. "Canada Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 November 2014), Franklin Carmichael in household of David Carmichael, I, Simcoe (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.
  4. "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2015), Frank Carmichael in entry for James Garwood, 1911; citing Census, Toronto Centre Sub-Districts 18-62, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,525.
  5. The Canadian Encyclopedia/
  6. "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 April 2015), Franklin Carmichael and Ada Lillian Went, 15 Sep 1915; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,057,116.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin Carmichael," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed July 4, 2016).
  8. Marriage announcement 8 -- no title. (1943, Jul 12). The Globe and Mail (1936-Current) Retrieved from

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