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

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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

 

Night Pine Island is  by A. Y. or Alexander Young Jackson, who also belonged to the Group of Seven.  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.

 

 The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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