Alexander Young (AY) Jackson
(1882 - 1974)
Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson was active/lived in Quebec / Canada. Alexander Jackson is known for Landscape and marine painting.
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André Biéler, Michael Forster, A.Y. Jackson, Lowrie Warrener at the Kingston Conference (1941)
Biography Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
Alexander Young Jackson was best known as one of the members of the
Group of Seven, the famous group of Canadian modernist painters.
Born in Montreal, he started working at age twelve after his father
abandoned the family of six children. The young Jackson went to work as
an office boy for a Montreal printing company, where he received his
In 1906, he attended art classes at the Art
Institute of Chicago. One year later Jackson traveled to Europe on a
cattle boat, remaining in Paris to study at the Academie Julian until
1912. He decided to become a professional painter after studying
Impressionism in Paris.
He returned to Canada and settled in
Montreal. He often took sketching and pain
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