As I mentioned in my last post, most of these painters first met as employees of Grip, Ltd. Carmichael was an apprentice and got paid a whopping $2.50 a week! While working there, he met Tom Thomson and other artists. Every now and then, mostly weekends, they all went on sketching trips.
In 1933, he founded the Canadian Group of Painters — several of the Group of Seven members joined.
Carmichael became famous for his watercolour Ontario landscapes. Emily Carr was quoted as saying, “A little pretty and too soft, but pleasant.”
Franklin Carmichael passed away on October 24,1945 at the age of 55, in Toronto, Ontario.