Work & Bio

John Kasyn

worked at Design Studios for eight years as an art director, before devoting himself full time to his painting. Kasyn's oils and watercolours of old houses in the inner core of Toronto, depicting buildings that are fast disappearing from the scene and his meticulous and nostalgic paintings of abandoned barns and gently rolling fields have won him many admirers across Canada, as well as in the United States.

Born in 1926
 / Died in 2008

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Studied at

Central Technical School
Ontario College of Art

Member of

Ontario Society of Artists
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour

Solo Exhibitions

1958 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (annually since 1958)
1961 Royal Academy of Arts, National Gallery of Ottawa & AGO
1963 Ontario Society of Artists (annually, since 1963)
1965 Upper Canada College, Toronto
1967 Art Gallery of Ontario, Circulating Exhibition
1967 Beckett Gallery, Hamilton
1972 Ontario Society of Artists, Circulating Exhibition
1972 Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto
1973 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto
1974 Damkjar Burton Gallery. Hamilton
1975 Wallack Gallery, Ottawa
1975 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto
1975 Damkjar Burton Gallery, Hamilton
1976 Art Gallery of Windsor
1976 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto
1978 DeVooght Gallery, Vancouver
1978 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto
1982 Kaspar Gallery, Toronto
1984 Kaspar Gallery, Toronto
1988 Wallack Gallery, Ottawa


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Art Gallery of Ontario
Albany Club, Toronto
Bosiey Real Estate Ltd., Toronto
Coopers & Lybrand, Toronto
Davies Ward and Beck Ltd., Toronto
Dofasco Ltd., Toronto
Dominion Securities Ltd., Toronto
Dow Chemical Co., Toronto
Du Pont Canada Inc., Toronto
Forest Hill Lions Club, Toronto
Hull Life Insurance Agencies. Toronto
Hull Insurance Group, Toronto
Husky Oil Ltd., Alberta
Interproviroai Pipelines, Alberta
R.M.Lowe Real Estate Co., Toronto
Metropolitan Library, Toronto
Obelisk Securities Investment Group Ltd., Toronto
Toronto Hydro, Toronto office
Young Progressive Conservative Club, Toronto
Sears, Roebuck & Co.. Chicago
Selkirk Communications Ltd., Toronto
Shell Canada Ltd., Toronto
Standard Life Assurance Co., Toronto
Tri-Stark Management Corporation Ltd., Toronto

Represented at

Mazelow Gallery, Toronto
Wallack Galleries, Ottawa
De Vooght Galleries, Vancouver
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, Montreal.