Franklin Carmichael was born May 4, 1890, to Scottish-Canadian guardians in Orillia, Ontario. He remained until his twentieth birthday celebration when his affection for craftsmanship drove him to Toronto and into the Ontario College of Art. During this time, he took a few classes at the Toronto Technical School. Franklin apprenticed as a business craftsman for an advertising organization. Here, he met seven others, they joined together to frame a gathering of painters, and they started to study and cooperate on their vocations as expert craftsmen. At the end of the week, they would venture out to the open country and sketch scenes. In 1913 Carmichael went on an outing to Belgium to consider painting. Be that as it may, he instantly got back to concentrate with various artisans due to a limited extent. His decision mechanisms were watercolor and oil, which he used to portray scenes of northern Ontario scenes.
He wedded in 1915 and invested the majority of his energy with his family. By 1924, he was well once again into painting. In 1933 joined the Canadian Group of Painters. Despite being the most youthful in the gathering, he was the Group of Seven leader from 1932 to 1934. During the last part of the 1930s and 1940s, he fanned out and chipped away at wood engravings and linocuts, all with similar accuracy and the cadence of his paintings. Franklin Carmichael was instructed at the Ontario College of Art from 1932 to 1945 and was appointed Head of Graphic and Commercial Art. He died out of nowhere on October 24 of 1945.