A Y Jackson is a 19th and early 20th-century artist famous for his Landscape Paintings. He was born Alexander Young Jackson in 1882 in Montreal, Canada, and was one of 6 children whose father abandoned them. Jackson was well traveled, touring almost every region of Canada, including the Artic. Most of his Famous Paintings feature Canadian landscapes centered around the St. Lawrence River. A Companion of the Order of Canada and recognition from the Royal Academy places A Y 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, who often referred to their art style as Post-Impressionism. The Group of Seven landscape artists principally focus on the vistas and panoramas of Canadian vistas. The Group was previously known as The Algonquin School. Group of Seven oil paintings are identifiable for their bright colors in a dynamic form, evoking a romanticized notion of Canadian landscapes.
The Group of Seven painters’ influence on a new generation of Canadian artists is not be understated. Jackson's most famous painting, The Red Maple, is on display at the National Gallery of Canada. It is an iconic painting emblematic of Canada's national symbol of the red maple leaf. Jackson's oil painting originates from an Oxtongue River sketch.
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