Born in Montreal, Alexander Young Jackson left school at the age of twelve and began work at a Montreal printing firm.
In 1906, he undertook art studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. The following year he enrolled at the Academie Julian in Paris and remained in France until 1912. During this period, his painting was strongly influenced by the Impressionists.
After his return to Canada, Jackson took up residence in Montreal and made many sketching trips to the surrounding countryside. Lawren Harris and J.E.H. MacDonald were impressed by Jackson's work and, in 1913, persuaded him to move to Toronto. Jackson's great sense of adventure carried him from the east coast across Canada to the Rocky Mountains of the west. Every spring, he made regular sketching trips to Quebec and traveled to the far regions of Canada during the summer, including the Canadian Arctic. In the fall, he returned to the Studio Building in Toronto where he lived until 1955, spending the winters painting canvases. He continued this active lifestyle until he was in his eighties.
Birch Woods 1954 10.5 x 13.5 in. Oil on Panel
Cowley Hills Near Pincher Creek, AB - 1944 10.5 x 13.5 in. Oil on board
Country Road Near St Fabian, Rimouski - April 20, 1925 8.5 x 10.5 in. Oil on board
Sawmill, South Bolton, Quebec - 1958 10.5 x 13.5 in. Oil
Winter Quebec Verso - 1942 10.5 x 13.5 in. Oil on board
Winter Quebec - 1942 10.5 x 13.5 in. Oil on board
Farm Buildings In Spring, Co. Charlevoix - 1928 8.5 x 10.5 in. Oil on board
Church at St. Urbain - 483/500 21 x 26 in. Limited Edition Ink Print