A Y Jackson is a 19th and early 20th-century Canadian landscape painter, born in 1882 in Montreal, Canada. Alexander Young Jackson was one of 6 children whose father abandoned the family of 6 children.
The artist was well traveled, touring almost every region of Canada, including the Artic. Most of his paintings feature Canadian landscapes centered around the St. Lawrence River.
A Companion of the Order of Canada and recognition from the Royal Academy places Jackson at the top of the list of famous Canadian artists.
Jackson is a founding member of the Group of Seven, including famous Canadian artists Lawren Harris and A.J. Casson. He exhibited with the Group of Seven until 1929.
Often referring to their style as Post-Impressionist, the Group of Seven landscape artists principally focus on the vistas and panoramas of the Canadian landscape. The Group is previously known as The Algonquin School.
Group of Seven painting is identifiable for its bright colors in a dynamic form that evokes a romanticized notion of Canadian landscapes.
The Group of Seven painters’ influence on a new generation of Canadian artists is enormous. His famous painting, The Red Maple, 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, originating from an Oxtongue River sketch by the artist.
Famous Group of Seven paintings by Canadian artist A Y Jackson are available from our fine art reproductions catalog.
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