Born: 1926, Winnipeg, MA Studied: Central Technical School, Ontario College of Art "Kasyn, 74, has spent four decades painting the city's neighborhoods mostly in winter--an older, gentler Toronto of slightly shabby working class semis before the renovators moved in.
His affection for the bricks-and-mortar of the city radiates from his work; he has elected himself to get the details of every stoop, every window, every dripping icicle right. Houses, like people, put their best face forward but Kasyn is more curious about the rear view. People don't live at the front of their houses. The back lanes are more interesting than the front. That's where the clotheslines are, the lean-tos, the garbage cans and broken fences." The Toronto Star, December, 2000