(Portrait of A.Y. Jackson from the McMichael Gallery.)
JACKSON, A.Y. (Alexander Young) (1882 - 1974)
Areas of Expertise
Painting, Landscapes, War art, Canadian art
Alexander Young Jackson, CC, painter (born 3 October 1882 in Montréal, QC; died 5 April 1974 in Kleinburg, ON). A Companion of the Order of Canada and recipient of a medal for lifetime achievement from the Royal Canadian Academy, A.Y. Jackson was a leading member of the Group of Seven and helped to remake the visual image of Canada.
Canadian Landscape, a documentary from the NFB of Canada. Dir. by Radford Crawley, 1941, 17 min 28 s, this documentary follows painter A.Y. Jackson on his canoe trips and on foot to the northern wilderness of Canada in autumn where this leading member of the Group of Seven discusses his approach to his subject matter and shows some of his paintings.
A.Y. Jackson: Still Painting at 73. CBC Newsmagazine July 10, 1955. A video from the CBC Digital Archives.