A.Y Jackson, Canadian Painter
member of the Group of Seven

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893

The following two pictures are from the book In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven, by Jim and Sue Waddington,
Art Gallery of Sudbury, ISBN 978-0-86492-908-2, pages 42 and 43

New December 20, 2020:

"Grace Lake, Algoma", May 2008 Photo of Grace Lake A.Y. Jackson, Grace Lake, Algoma, 1939 Grace Lake Painting

January 27, 2014: In 1955, A.Y. Jackson, one of the first members of Canada's Group of Seven artists retired from his studio in Toronto to the picturesque village of Manotick, now part of the City of Ottawa, after a lifetime of landscape painting all over Canada. Most of his early work was executed on canoe trips in Algonquin Park. Tom Thomson was an early colleague.
Portrait Source: National Gallery of Canada (no. 4899) Painted by Lilias Torrance Newton, 1936 Portrait of A. Y. Jackson
In 1958, he wrote his autobiography in Manotick, Ontario. The book is called A Painter's Country, The Autobiography of A. Y. Jackson, published by Clarke Irwin Canada, Toronto, 204 pages, no ISBN. Here is a brief excerpt from pages 188 and 189:
A. Y. Jackson Text (1) A. Y. Jackson Text (2)
Keywords: Lawren Harris, the Gatineau Country, Maurice Haycock, Ralph Burton
A. Y. Jackson 1914 painting Frozen Lake, Early Spring, Algonquin Park
In 1941 the National Film Board made avery good documentary film about the work and travels of A.Y. Jackson, 17 minutes, in colour. View it here: http://www.nfb.ca/film/canadian_landscape

January 31, 2014:
Visit to A. Y. Jackson Park in Manotick Lots of snow this winter! A. Y. Jackson Park, Manotick, Ontario, Canada (1) A. Y. Jackson Park, Manotick, Ontario, Canada (2)

February 16, 2014:
Gazebo in A.Y. Jackson park, Manotick, Ontario, Canada Photograph taken from across the Rideau River at Watson's Mill Gazebo in A. Y. Jackson Park, Manotick, Ontario, Canada

December 16, 2019:
The following text block is from the autobiography of the artist A.Y. Jackson, page 1 in A Painter's Country: The autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, Clarke, Irwin and Company Limited, (no ISBN), 1958. Keyword: longueuil. There are two paintings of icebridges on our Longueuil Seigneury page (link above), one each by Cornelius Krieghoff and Clarence Gagnon. A.Y. Jackson's grandfather meets Cornelius Krieghoff at Longueuil A. Y. Jackson Autobiography book cover
February 13, 2020:
Back Cover of Autobiography Keywords: Ontario Society of Artists, Canadian Group of Painters
A. Y. Jackson Autobiography back cover of book

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