A. Y. Jackson biography

A. Y. Jackson

Painting, Visual Artist

1882 – 1974

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Who was A. Y. Jackson?

Alexander Young Jackson, CC CMG was a Canadian painter and a founding member of the Group of Seven. Jackson made a significant contribution to the development of art in Canada, and was successful in bringing together the artists of Montreal and Toronto. He exhibited with the Group of Seven from 1920. In addition to his work with the Group of Seven, his long career included serving as a war artist during World War I and teaching at the Banff School of Fine Arts, from 1943 to 1949. In his later years he was artist-in-residence at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg, Ontario.

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Born
Oct 3, 1882
Montreal
Also known as
  • Alexander Young Jackson
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Académie Julian
Lived in
  • Montreal
Died
Apr 5, 1974
Kleinburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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