Born in Montréal, Quebec in 1882. Died in Kleinburg, Ontario in 1974. A. Y. Jackson RCA studied at the Conseil des arts et manufactures in Montréal with Edmond Dyonnet. In 1906 and 1907, he worked as a graphic artist for a lithograph company in Chicago. He fought in the First World War in 1914 but after being injured in 1916, became a war artist the following year. In 1920, after a stay at Georgian Bay, Jackson exhibited in the first Group of Seven exhibition after joining the group. That same year, he was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Jackson’s travels to Quebec included trips to the Charlevoix and Lower St. Lawrence region, and he also travelled across Canada to remote areas. Jackson, who was prolific in terms of his drawings and sketches, painted almost until the day he died.

Works
Autumn, Lake Superior - circa 1922, oil on panel. Edmonton Art Gallery
Rocher de Boule - 1926, oil on panel. Edmonton Art Gallery
Hazel Tree Island - circa 1926, oil on canvas. Edmonton Art Gallery
Grey Day, St. Tite Des Caps - circa 1930, oil on panel. Edmonton Art Gallery
Lancaster Sound - 1930s, oil on board. Art Gallery of Hamilton
A Lake in Labrador - 1930, oil on canvas. Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
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