A.Y. Jackson, 1885 – 1970
Canadian artist Alexander Young Jackson was a founding and leading member of the Group of Seven, recognized during his lifetime for his contribution to the development of art in Canada. He travelled widely and painted full-time, primarily landscapes.
In ‘Laurentian Farm’, Jackson gives us a view through bare branches of a snow covered farm landscape, woodlot and hills in the distance under a clear blue winter sky. Cold as it may be, the strong sun casts heavy shadow and one can feel the sunny warmth.
Jackson was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, the Ontario Society of Artists, and the Canadian Group of Painters. He received numerous honours and is represented in important public collections.