Arts Everyday Living: A. Y. Jackson and Canada—A Painter’s Country

 

 

The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas.*

A. Y. Jackson, Night Pine Island, 1924, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada 

A. Y. Jackson, Night Pine Island, 1924, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada 

We’ll end our series on the National Gallery of Canada with Night Pine Island by A. Y. or Alexander Young Jackson, who also belonged to the Group of Seven (see: January 10, 2013 blog).  During his long life of some 92 years, Jackson dedicated himself to promoting a vision of Canadian landscape art, from Ontario to British Columbia to the Arctic region.

*Quote of A. Y. Jackson (1882-1974) from letter to Florence Clement, March 5, 1913.

For more about A. Y. Jackson and the Group of Seven, google National Gallery of Canada.

 

 The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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