A. Y. Jackson: Nature Untamed

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118bd6f8-f8aa-497b-a467-b503581dd1caGrey Day, Laurentians by A. Y. Jackson, 1928 (Photo credit:wikiart.org)

It is still summer in Sherbrooke. In fact, summer did not begin until late July, if not later. Yet, we will soon be fascinated by autumn’s palette of colours: shades of red, yellow, purple, burgundy: a study in vibrant colours. This type of scenery was depicted by members of the Group of Seven(see Group of Seven, Canadian Encyclopedia). And so was winter. Above is A. Y. Jackson’s Red Maple (1914), an early painting, but most of the paintings I am showing are winter landscapes depicting Quebec. Jackson was born in Montreal, and it would appear we all belong to the land of our youth.

The Red Maple by A. Y. Jackson, 1914 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Red Maple by A. Y. Jackson, 1914 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Born and raised inMontréal, A.Y. Jackson CCCMG (October 3, 1882 – April 5, 1974) first apprenticed…

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