Country Store by A. J. Casson
Alfred Joseph Casson was born in Toronto in 1898. At age 9 he moved to Guelph and again to Hamilton at age 14. He left school early at age 15 to find work as an apprentice at a Hamilton lithography company. Casson studied art at Central Technology School while keeping his job. In 1917 he had his first public exhibit at the Canada National Exhibition.