A. Y. Jackson

A.Y. Jackson

Alexander Young Jackson, born Montreal October 1882; died 1973.

He became a well known as a Canadian landscape painter, specializing in scenes of the rugged Canadian wilderness.

After studying at the Institute of Chicago and Europe, he settled in Toronto in 1913 when he joined the Group.

Jackson seldom used human figures in his work, and when they do appear- Indians, Inuit and fishermen - they are insignificant in comparison to the power and majesty of his painting.

His paintings hang in the every major museum across Canada, including the National Gallery of Ottawa.