A. Y. Jackson

A. Y. Jackson

  • Biography

    A.Y. (Alexander Young) Jackson, a founding and leading member of the Group of Seven, was recognized during his lifetime for his contribution to the development of art in Canada. He travelled widely and painted full-time, primarily landscapes.

    A native of Montreal, Jackson studied with William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal, at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1906, and with Jean-Paul Laurens at the Académie Julien, Paris, in 1907. He painted in Europe frequently between 1906 and 1912. It was his painting The Edge of the Maple Wood (1910) that brought him to the attention of J.E.H. MacDonald and, when it was bought by Lawren Harris, Jackson visited Toronto and met other members of the future Group of Seven. Dr. James MacCallum, co-financier with Harris of Canada's first purpose-built studio building, sponsored him for a year in 1914. Jackson lived and worked at the Studio Building in Toronto until 1955. He travelled in Canada throughout his career, sketching outdoors and painting in his Toronto studio.

    Jackson's father, an unsuccessful businessman, abandoned his family in 1891, and Jackson worked from the age of twelve at a Montreal lithography company. Having moved to Toronto, in 1914 he shared a studio with Tom Thomson and painted in Algonquin Park, producing The Red Maple that same year. During the First World War he joined the infantry, serving as a war artist in 1917-19. He exhibited with the Group of Seven from 1920 and played a key role in bringing the artists of Montreal and Toronto together. Jackson continued to play an influential role in Canadian art, and from 1943 to 1949 he taught at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Jackson passed away in 1974.

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A. Y. Jackson

Untitled Winter Scene with Sleigh
10.5 x 13.5 ″ Oil on board $60,000 CAD

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Winter Quebec Verso - 1942
13.5 x 10.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Winter Quebec - 1942
13.5 x 10.5″ Oil on board Sold

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St Hilarion
11.5 x 8.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Sawmill, South Bolton, Quebec - 1958
13.5 x 10.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Little Lake Near Port Radisson - circa 1965
13.5 x 10.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Grey, St Tite Des Caps
10.5 x 8.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Gatineau Farm Scene, 1948
13.5 x 10.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Farm Buildings In Spring, Co. Charlevoix - 1928
10.5 x 8.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Cowley Hills Near Pincher Creek, AB - 1944
13.5 x 10.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Country Road Near St Fabian, Rimouski - April 20, 1925
10.5 x 8.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Black Fox Lake, Trans Canada Highway - 1962 Reverse
13.5 x 10.5″ Oil on panel Sold

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Black Fox Lake, Trans Canada Highway - 1962
13.5 x 10.5″ Oil on panel Sold

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Back Road To Notre Dame de la Salette
14 x 11″ Oil on board Sold

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Wawa - 1954
10.5 x 13.5″ Oil on board Sold

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Birch Woods 1954
10.5 x 13.5″ Oil on panel Sold