A Y Jackson was 19th and early 20th century Canadian landscape painter, born in 1882 in Montreal, Canada.
Jackson was well travelled, touring almost every region of Canada, including the Artic.
Many of his paintings feature Canadian landscapes centred around the St. Lawrence River.
In 1919 Jackson he became a founding member of the Group of Seven which includes famous Canadian artists Lawren Harris and A.J. Casson.
The Group had previously been known as The Algonuin School.
Often referring to their style as Post-Impressionist, the Group of Seven artists centred on the panoramas of the Canadian landscapes.
Group of Seven paintings often feature bright color in a dynamic form which evoke a romanticised notion of Canadian vistas.
It is true to say that, A.Y. Jackson and the Group of Seven painters influenced a new generation of Canadian artists.
Jackson exhibited with them until around 1929. His famous painting The Red Maple was painted in 1914 is on display at the National Gallery of Canada.
Jackson's Red Maple oil painting has become emblematic of Canada and the red maple leaf. The painting originates from an Oxtongue River sketch by A.Y. Jackson.
Famous Group of Seven paintings by the artist A.Y. Jackson are available from our oil painting reproductions catalogue.