Schaefer, Carl

Identity area

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Schaefer, Carl

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



Carl Schaefer was born in Hanover, Ont., in 1903, and attended the Ontario College of Art. The Group of Seven artists J.E.H. MacDonald and Arthur Lismer were among his teachers. During the 1930s, he painted the Hanover landscapes for which he perhaps became best known. He was the first Canadian painter to be awarded a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and spent 1940-41 painting in Vermont near Darmouth College. Three years later he was commissioned into the RCAF where he created over 100 works for the Canadian War Records. His friendship with Thoreau MacDonald dates back to the days when he was a student under J.E.H. MacDonald when they were frequent visitors at the Studio Building.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places