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Landscape painter, Naval painter, Illustrator, Lithographer, b. 1882 - d. 1974

Born in 1882, Canadian artist Alexander Young Jackson began working at a Montreal lithography company when he was 12 years old. In 1905 he traveled to Europe and was influenced by Impressionism, leading him to seek study under Jean-Paul Laurens in Paris. Alexander Young Jackson paintings focus on nature, and were created with rich color palettes that changed with the seasons.

Not limited to galleries and auctions, Alexander Young Jackson artwork can be found in Canadian military archives. After enlisting in the Army in 1914, Jackson was wounded, becoming a war artist for the Records Department as a result. Moving around Canada, he painted landscapes and seascapes of every region in the country. Multiple Alexander Young Jackson paintings depict his favorite spots along the St. Lawrence River. You can find other artists who love the water by viewing enchanting seascape drawings for sale online.

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        • Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), Canadian, GREY DAY, ST. TITE DES CAPS, 1946
          Jun. 27, 2024

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), Canadian, GREY DAY, ST. TITE DES CAPS, 1946

          Est: $20,000 - $25,000

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), Canadian GREY DAY, ST. TITE DES CAPS, 1946 signed; signed, titled and dated "Mar 1946" verso Estimate: $20,000—25,000 CAD

          Waddington's
        • Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), UNTITLED (GATINEAU HILLS)
          May. 29, 2024

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), UNTITLED (GATINEAU HILLS)

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), Canadian UNTITLED (GATINEAU HILLS) oil on panel signed bottom centre 10.5 x 13.5 in — 26.7 x 34.3 cm Estimate: $15,000—20,000

          Waddington's
        • Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), ROCK FORM ELDORADO MINES, SEPTEMBER 1949
          May. 29, 2024

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), ROCK FORM ELDORADO MINES, SEPTEMBER 1949

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), Canadian ROCK FORM ELDORADO MINES, SEPTEMBER 1949 oil on panel signed lower right; titled and dated verso 10.5 x 13.25 in — 26.7 x 33.7 cm Estimate: $20,000—30,000

          Waddington's
        • Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), ELDORADO MINES, GREAT BEAR LAKE, 1950
          May. 29, 2024

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), ELDORADO MINES, GREAT BEAR LAKE, 1950

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), Canadian ELDORADO MINES, GREAT BEAR LAKE, 1950 oil on panel signed lower right; titled to label verso; inscribed "It's my opinion this sketch was painted by A.Y. Jackson. A.J. Casson" verso; also inscribed "NJG 2243V" verso 10.5 x 13.5 in — 26.7 x 34.3 cm Estimate: $20,000—30,000

          Waddington's
        • Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), AUTUMN LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS, CA. 1950
          May. 29, 2024

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), AUTUMN LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS, CA. 1950

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), Canadian AUTUMN LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS, CA. 1950 oil on divided panel mounted to plywood 10.4 x 13.4 in — 26.7 x 34.3 cm Estimate: $15,000—20,000

          Waddington's
        • Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), SWAMP LAKE, GO HOME BAY, 1954
          May. 29, 2024

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), SWAMP LAKE, GO HOME BAY, 1954

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson, OSA, RCA (1882-1974), Canadian SWAMP LAKE, GO HOME BAY, 1954 oil on panel signed bottom right; signed, titled, and dated "July 1954" verso; also inscribed "This was bought from A.Y. in the Rosedale Valley studio from the artist himself. Given to Fran & Will December 2006. It was 1 of 5 bought at that date. H. Barnett" verso 10.5 x 13.5 in — 26.7 x 34.3 cm Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the father of the current owner, 1970 By descent to the Collection of Dr. William and Fran Barnett, London, ON Note: A.Y. Jackson first visited Go Home Bay, on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, in 1913. After moving into a crude shack on Portage Island, Jackson was visited by Toronto ophthalmologist Dr. James MacCallum. MacCallum, on the urging of Lawren Harris, invited Jackson to instead stay at his palatial cottage on Go Home Bay. MacCallum was a lover of Canadian art – as well as a dedicated patron to struggling artists. In addition to his invitation to stay with him, he extended Jackson the offer of a year’s financial support on the condition that he take a studio in the Studio Building in Toronto rather than leave for New York at the end of the summer season. MacCallum had been in close contact with Harris through their mutual association with the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto, and had agreed to help financially back the construction of the Studio Building. Harris and Jackson had also connected for the first time a few months before MacCallum’s generous offer, with Harris having travelled to Berlin (present-day Kitchener), Ontario to meet with Jackson. Harris spoke of the need for a truly Canadian art movement, and wanted Jackson to join. Jackson, who instantly took a liking to Harris, was not immediately convinced, concerned as he was with the difficulties of supporting himself as a landscape painter of Canadian scenes in a city as expensive and indifferent to Canadian art as Toronto of the period. It was MacCallum’s offer of financial support in the fall of 1913 that tipped the balance and convinced Jackson to make his way to Toronto, a momentous move towards his role in the Group of Seven. Jackson would return to Go Home Bay at least seven more times to sketch and paint. In his memoir, he wrote that “Go Home Bay and the outer islands are filled for me with happy memories of good friends and of efforts, more or less successful, that I made to portray its ever-varying moods.”[1] He elaborated further, writing that “there were many places to go within an hour – much infinite variety, lagoons with water lilies and pickerel weeds, smooth rocks worn into fantastic shapes by glacial actions, pine trees clinging to the rocks and bent into strange forms by the prevailing west winds. Every wind brought its change of colour, – the North wind with everything sharply defined and the distant islands lifted above the horizon by mirage; the South wind, – the blue giving way to greys and browns and the water rushing over the shoals; and the West wind best of all, – sparkling and full of movement.”[2] MacCallum’s cottage on Go Home Bay would provide a basecamp not only for Jackson but for other members of the Group to make paintings which would become some of the most familiar in Canadian art, including F.H. Varley’s Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay (National Gallery of Canada, Accession number 1814) and Arthur Lismer’s A September Gale, Georgian Bay (National Gallery of Canada, Accession number 3360). [1] A.Y. Jackson, A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson (Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company, 1967), 76. [2] A.Y. Jackson, foreword to Percy J. Robinson, The Georgian Bay (Toronto: privately printed, 1966), 3. Estimate: $20,000—30,000

          Waddington's
        • ALEXANDER A.Y. JACKSON CANADIAN LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING
          Apr. 21, 2024

          ALEXANDER A.Y. JACKSON CANADIAN LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING

          Est: $100 - $150

          Alexander Young A.Y. Jackson, Canadian, Quebec, 1882 to 1974, oil painting on masonite board, Georgian Bay, 1953. Signed lower right. Framed. Additionally inscribed, titled, and dated, on the backside. Alexander Jackson is known for Landscape and marine painting. Alexander Young Jackson was best known as one of the members of the Group of Seven, the famous group of Canadian modernist painters. Jackson made a significant contribution to the development of art in Canada, and was instrumental in bringing together the artists of Montreal and Toronto. One of a kind artwork.

          Antique Arena Inc
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG (A.Y.) JACKSON CANADIAN 1882-1974
          Nov. 11, 2023

          ALEXANDER YOUNG (A.Y.) JACKSON CANADIAN 1882-1974

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          Georgian Bay, 1953, oil on canvas laid on board, 12 x 9 in (30.1 x 23 cm), framed 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in (37 x 29.2 cm), signed lower right and signed additionally verso with title and dated 1953, PROVENANCE: Private collection Long Island, NY

          Trinity International Auctions & Appraisals, LLC
        • A. Y. Jackson Signed Serigraph Landscape Alberta Road
          Jun. 17, 2023

          A. Y. Jackson Signed Serigraph Landscape Alberta Road

          Est: $50 - $15,000

          Alexander Young Jackson (Canadian, 1882-1974) Colour Silkscreen On Paper, Untitled - Alberta Road. Pencil Signed lower right corner. Minor scuffs to surface, please see photos. Image measures 10.5 x 13.5 inches, frame measures 13.5 x 16.25 inches.

          Kavanagh Auctions
        • Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974) The Grand River Near Berlin, Ontario 7 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (18.7 x 23.8 cm.) (Painted in 1910.)
          May. 25, 2023

          Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974) The Grand River Near Berlin, Ontario 7 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (18.7 x 23.8 cm.) (Painted in 1910.)

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974) The Grand River Near Berlin, Ontario signed 'A. Y. JACKSON.' (lower right) and inscribed with title (on the reverse) and inscribed with Naomi Jackson Groves inventory number 'NJG / 2207' (on the reverse and the backing board) oil on board 7 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (18.7 x 23.8 cm.) Painted in 1910.

          Bonhams
        • Jackson, Alexander Young - A Painter's Country, The autobiography of A.Y. Jackson - 1958
          Mar. 28, 2023

          Jackson, Alexander Young - A Painter's Country, The autobiography of A.Y. Jackson - 1958

          Est: $200 - $300

          Jackson, Alexander Young (1882-1974) A Painter's Country, The autobiography of A.Y. Jackson (1958) Description: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto, 434/1000, signed by artist A.Y. Jackson Dimension (PO): 11" x 9" Dimension (CM): 27 x 22.3 cm Condition report: Upon request, We will gladly answer all your inquiries in a detailed manner.

          Champagne Auctions
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG (A.Y.) JACKSON - Road to St. Simon
          Jan. 21, 2023

          ALEXANDER YOUNG (A.Y.) JACKSON - Road to St. Simon

          Est: $200 - $300

          Road to St. Simon

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • Attributed to Alexander Young Jackson (Canadian 1882-1974), Mountainous Winter Landscape, Oil on board, 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
          Dec. 09, 2022

          Attributed to Alexander Young Jackson (Canadian 1882-1974), Mountainous Winter Landscape, Oil on board, 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Attributed to Alexander Young Jackson (Canadian, 1882-1974) Mountainous Winter Landscape Oil on board with Blanchet/Paris maker's stamp on verso Inscribed A.Y. Jackson on verso

          Weschler's
        • Attributed to Alexander Young Jackson (Canadian 1882-1974), Snowy Village Landscape, Oil on board, 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
          Dec. 09, 2022

          Attributed to Alexander Young Jackson (Canadian 1882-1974), Snowy Village Landscape, Oil on board, 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Attributed to Alexander Young Jackson (Canadian, 1882-1974) Snowy Village Landscape Oil on board with Blanchet/Paris maker's stamp on verso Inscribed A.Y. Jackson on verso

          Weschler's
        • A.Y. Jackson, Can. 1882-1974, Mountain Landscape, c. 1919-1920, Oil on panel, framed, 8 7/16" x 10 7/16" actual, 12 1/16" x 14 1/16" framed
          Aug. 20, 2022

          A.Y. Jackson, Can. 1882-1974, Mountain Landscape, c. 1919-1920, Oil on panel, framed, 8 7/16" x 10 7/16" actual, 12 1/16" x 14 1/16" framed

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          A.Y. Jackson Can., 1882-1974 Mountain Landscape, c. 1919-1920 Oil on panel, framed Inscribed "A.C. Redfield, 20 Prescott St, Camb." verso

          Barridoff Auctions
        • A.Y. Jackson, Can. 1882-1974, "Cally Layton's Lake" 1919, Oil on panel, framed, 8 1/4" x 10 9/16" actual, 14 1/2" x 16 1/2" framed
          Mar. 19, 2022

          A.Y. Jackson, Can. 1882-1974, "Cally Layton's Lake" 1919, Oil on panel, framed, 8 1/4" x 10 9/16" actual, 14 1/2" x 16 1/2" framed

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          A.Y. Jackson Can., 1882-1974 "Algoma, Cally Layton Lake" 1919 Oil on panel, framed Signed l.r., signed, titled and dated verso

          Barridoff Auctions
        • AY Jackson - Pincher Creek, Alberta - Sampson Matthews
          Oct. 18, 2021

          AY Jackson - Pincher Creek, Alberta - Sampson Matthews

          Est: CAD250 - CAD750

          Artist: Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson Title: Pincher Creek, Alberta Medium: Silkscreen / Serigraph Year Created: 1944 Size: 30 inches x 40 inches Produced by the Sampson Matthews Company This piece is apart of the Sampson Matthews Wartime efforts and is a rare piece.

          Region Fine Art
        • A. Y. JACKSON - Road to St. Simon
          May. 16, 2020

          A. Y. JACKSON - Road to St. Simon

          Est: $250 - $350

          A. Y. JACKSON (Canadian, 1882-1974) "Road to St. Simon" - Silkscreen print on panel. Signed in plate lower centre, titled on label verso, framed. 21 x 26 in.

          Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG (AY) JACKSON (Canadian, 1882-1974)
          Oct. 06, 2019

          ALEXANDER YOUNG (AY) JACKSON (Canadian, 1882-1974)

          Est: $7,000 - $9,000

          Georgian Bay with cloaked figures sgn. l.r. A Y JACKSON, o/p, 12 by 16 in.; original frame, 18 by 22 in. From a Cambridge, Massachusetts home, inherited from the consignor’s mother.

          CRN Auctions
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG (AY) JACKSON (Canadian, 1882-1974)
          Oct. 06, 2019

          ALEXANDER YOUNG (AY) JACKSON (Canadian, 1882-1974)

          Est: $7,000 - $9,000

          Saint-Simon, Quebec sgn. l.r. A Y JACKSON; also on reverse sgn., dated and titled St Simon, Que/April 1939/A Y Jackson o/p, 8.5 by 10.5 in.; original frame, 14.25 by 16 in. From a Cambridge, Massachusetts home, inherited from the consignor’s mother.

          CRN Auctions
        • JACKSON, ALEXANDER YOUNG - A PAINTER'S COUNTRY, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A.Y. JACKSON - 1958
          Sep. 24, 2019

          JACKSON, ALEXANDER YOUNG - A PAINTER'S COUNTRY, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A.Y. JACKSON - 1958

          Est: $200 - $300

          Jackson, Alexander Young (1882-1974) A Painter's Country, the Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson (1958) Livre signé et numéroté, 803/1000, A.Y. Jackson Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto Book signed and numbered, 803/1000, A.Y. Jackson Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto - Rapport de condition : Sur demande, nous nous ferons un plaisir de répondre à vos questions de manière détaillée.   Condition Report : Upon request, We will gladly answer all your inquiries in a detailed manner.

          Champagne Auctions
        • Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson - Farmhouse in Fall
          Sep. 08, 2019

          Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson - Farmhouse in Fall

          Est: $20,000 - $25,000

          Farmhouse in Fall - signed with initials, circa 1911, oil on canvas, 25" x 28" (framed)

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A.Y. Jackson - River Rapids
          Mar. 31, 2019

          A.Y. Jackson - River Rapids

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          River Rapids (silkscreen, 15" x 20", framed)

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • AY Jackson 28. Probably Alexander Young Jackson
          Dec. 30, 2018

          AY Jackson 28. Probably Alexander Young Jackson

          Est: £2,000 - £5,000

          AY Jackson 28. Probably Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974) Canadian, Oil on Board, Abstract 'Springtime in Montreal 1928', Signed lower right and signed and titled etc. verso. 20 1/4 x 24''

          Claydon Auctioneers
        • A.Y. Jackson - River Rapids
          Dec. 16, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - River Rapids

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          River Rapids (silkscreen, 15" x 20", framed)

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A.Y. Jackson - Jackpine
          Nov. 22, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - Jackpine

          Est: $700 - $900

          Jackpine

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A. Y. Jackson - Jackpine
          Oct. 28, 2018

          A. Y. Jackson - Jackpine

          Est: $700 - $900

          Jackpine (unframed silkscreen, 30" x 40")

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A.Y. Jackson - River Rapids
          Oct. 28, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - River Rapids

          Est: $900 - $1,200

          River Rapids (framed silkscreen, 15" x 20")

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A.Y. Jackson - Red Roof Barn
          Sep. 23, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - Red Roof Barn

          Est: $300 - $400

          Red Roof Barn (framed lithograph, 24" x 31")

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A.Y. Jackson - Jackpine
          Sep. 23, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - Jackpine

          Est: $700 - $900

          Jackpine (Sampson Matthews silkscreen print, 30" x 40" signed by A.J. Casson)

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A.Y. Jackson - Junction of the Peace and Smoky Rivers
          Sep. 23, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - Junction of the Peace and Smoky Rivers

          Est: $700 - $900

          Junction of the Peace and Smoky Rivers (Sampson Matthews silkscreen, 30" x 40" signed by A.J. Casson)

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A.Y. Jackson - River Rapids
          Sep. 23, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - River Rapids

          Est: $900 - $1,200

          River Rapids (framed colour silkscreen, 15" x 20")

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A.Y. Jackson - Sleighing by Village Church
          Sep. 23, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - Sleighing by Village Church

          Est: $900 - $1,200

          Sleighing by Village Church (framed colour serigraph, 11.25" x 8.5")

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • A.Y. Jackson - Farm at L'Islet, Quebec
          Sep. 23, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - Farm at L'Islet, Quebec

          Est: $900 - $1,200

          Farm at L'Islet, Quebec (framed colour serigraph, 11.25" x 8.5")

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), GROUP LOT (A.Y. JACKSON) (THREE BOOKS, TWO BOOKLETS), INCLUDES: A.Y.’S CANADA; THE OTHER A.Y. JACKSON; A PAINTER’S COUNTRY (AUTOBIOGRAPHY); A.Y. JACKSON PAINTINGS - 1902-1953; YOUNG A.Y. JACKSON
          Aug. 30, 2018

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), GROUP LOT (A.Y. JACKSON) (THREE BOOKS, TWO BOOKLETS), INCLUDES: A.Y.’S CANADA; THE OTHER A.Y. JACKSON; A PAINTER’S COUNTRY (AUTOBIOGRAPHY); A.Y. JACKSON PAINTINGS - 1902-1953; YOUNG A.Y. JACKSON

          Est: $150 - $200

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974) GROUP LOT (A.Y. JACKSON) (THREE BOOKS, TWO BOOKLETS)INCLUDES: A.Y.’S CANADA; THE OTHER A.Y. JACKSON; A PAINTER’S COUNTRY (AUTOBIOGRAPHY); A.Y. JACKSON PAINTINGS - 1902-1953; YOUNG A.Y. JACKSONEstimate: $150—200

          Waddington's
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), A PAINTER’S COUNTRY - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A.Y. JACKSON, LIMITED EDITION BOOK; SIGNED AND NUMBERED 744 OUT OF 1000 COPIES (Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Vincent Massey, C.H.; Published by CLARKE, IRWIN &
          Aug. 30, 2018

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), A PAINTER’S COUNTRY - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A.Y. JACKSON, LIMITED EDITION BOOK; SIGNED AND NUMBERED 744 OUT OF 1000 COPIES (Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Vincent Massey, C.H.; Published by CLARKE, IRWIN &

          Est: $150 - $250

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974) A PAINTER’S COUNTRY - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A.Y. JACKSONLIMITED EDITION BOOK; SIGNED AND NUMBERED 744 OUT OF 1000 COPIES (Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Vincent Massey, C.H.; Published by CLARKE, IRWIN & COMPANY LIMITED, Toronto 1958) (Book size, 11.3” x 8.8” x 1”)Estimate: $150—250

          Waddington's
        • A.Y. Jackson - Red Roof Barn
          Jun. 28, 2018

          A.Y. Jackson - Red Roof Barn

          Est: $300 - $400

          Red Roof Barn (framed lithograph, 24" x 31")

          Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., EUROPEAN STREET SCENE, oil on board, 7.25 ins x 9.5 ins; 18.4 cms x 24.1 cms
          May. 28, 2018

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., EUROPEAN STREET SCENE, oil on board, 7.25 ins x 9.5 ins; 18.4 cms x 24.1 cms

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.EUROPEAN STREET SCENEoil on boardsigned 7.25 ins x 9.5 ins; 18.4 cms x 24.1 cms Provenance:Private Collection, TorontoEstimate: $12,000–15,000

          Waddington's
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., AMETHYST LAKE, THE RAMPARTS, gouache on paper board, sight 18.75 ins x 16.25 ins; 47.6 cms x 41.3 cms
          May. 28, 2018

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., AMETHYST LAKE, THE RAMPARTS, gouache on paper board, sight 18.75 ins x 16.25 ins; 47.6 cms x 41.3 cms

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.AMETHYST LAKE, THE RAMPARTSgouache on paper boardsigned; titled on the reverse sight 18.75 ins x 16.25 ins; 47.6 cms x 41.3 cms Provenance:Collection of Charles MatthewsPrivate Collection, Orillia (by descent)Literature:Naomi Jackson Groves, A.Y.'s Canada, Clarke, Irwin and Company Limited, Toronto / Vancouver,  1968,  page 150 and page 151 for a related pencil drawing entitled Ramparts in the Tonquin, dated to 1924, reproduced. Wayne Larsen, A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter, Dundurn Press, Toronto 2009, pages 123-125 for a discussion of the 1924 trip with Lawren Harris.In 1924, A.Y. Jackson (1882 - 1974) took one of three important sketching trips with his friend and colleague Lawren Harris - to Algoma in the spring, Jasper in the summer and Lake Superior in the fall. From this 1924 summer trip, Harris produced many of his best loved sketches and paintings of mountain subjects but far less was produced, or little remains of works, by A.Y. Jackson. In fact, the artist's niece and chronicler, Naomi Jackson Groves references the rarity of work from A.Y.’s visit to the Rockies which she insists "enhances the importance of the extant examples." Of the few larger canvases that were produced by Jackson, we understand that at least one was thrown into the furnace of the Studio Building as Jackson attempted to high-grade his output.On that 1924 summer trip, the artists visited two spots, Maligne Lake and the Valley of the Tonquin where lies "the mighty Ramparts", with their glaciers and treeless valley, so beautifully rendered in this lot. Ostensibly, the purposes of the trip was to produce material that could then be shown to executives at the CNR for use in marketing western Canada to tourists. Groves writes that works from this trip "formed part of a grandiose Harris-Jackson plan to collaborate on a set of large, strong, non-photographic panoramic murals for the Canadian National Railway, a project which the latter favored highly but never commissioned. A minor outcome of the studies was a travel brochure to which Jackson contributed six colour drawings.”This work, which was once owned by printer, Charles Matthews of Sampson Matthews, may have been one of the works produced for that brochure.Estimate: $20,000–30,000

          Waddington's
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), WEST BAY FAULT, YELLOWKNIFE, SAMPSON & MATTHEWS SILKSCREEN; PAINTED BY A.Y. JACKSON, ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA; TITLED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED IN BLUE INK LOWER MIDDLE (Board, 20” x 27”)
          May. 10, 2018

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), WEST BAY FAULT, YELLOWKNIFE, SAMPSON & MATTHEWS SILKSCREEN; PAINTED BY A.Y. JACKSON, ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA; TITLED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED IN BLUE INK LOWER MIDDLE (Board, 20” x 27”)

          Est: $400 - $600

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974) WEST BAY FAULT, YELLOWKNIFESAMPSON & MATTHEWS SILKSCREEN; PAINTED BY A.Y. JACKSON, ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA; TITLED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED IN BLUE INK LOWER MIDDLE (Board, 20” x 27”) Framed with double glass.Estimate: $400—600

          Waddington's
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), UNTITLED (EVENING STUDY WITH CREEK), PASTEL; SIGNED AND DATED ‘04 LOWER LEFT (Sight, 13.5” x 10.5”)
          May. 10, 2018

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), UNTITLED (EVENING STUDY WITH CREEK), PASTEL; SIGNED AND DATED ‘04 LOWER LEFT (Sight, 13.5” x 10.5”)

          Est: $2,000 - $2,500

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974)UNTITLED (EVENING STUDY WITH CREEK)PASTEL; SIGNED AND DATED ‘04 LOWER LEFT (Sight, 13.5” x 10.5”)Provenance:Private Estate, Burlington, OntarioEstimate: $2,000—2,500

          Waddington's
        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), A.Y’S CANADA, BOOK: DRAWINGS BY A.Y. JACKSON WITH TEXT BY NAOMI JACKSON GROVES; PUBLISHED BY CLARK, IRWIN & COMPANY LIMITED 1968 TORONTO/VANCOUVER; SIGNED BY BOTH JACKSON AND GROVES (Book size, 10.3”
          Dec. 14, 2017

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974), A.Y’S CANADA, BOOK: DRAWINGS BY A.Y. JACKSON WITH TEXT BY NAOMI JACKSON GROVES; PUBLISHED BY CLARK, IRWIN & COMPANY LIMITED 1968 TORONTO/VANCOUVER; SIGNED BY BOTH JACKSON AND GROVES (Book size, 10.3”

          Est: $125 - $175

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON (CANADIAN, 1882-1974) A.Y’S CANADABOOK: DRAWINGS BY A.Y. JACKSON WITH TEXT BY NAOMI JACKSON GROVES; PUBLISHED BY CLARK, IRWIN & COMPANY LIMITED 1968 TORONTO/VANCOUVER; SIGNED BY BOTH JACKSON AND GROVES (Book size, 10.3” x 12.5”)Estimate: $125—175

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        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., NOVEMBER MORN, NR. OTTAWA, 1945, oil on panel, 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms
          Nov. 20, 2017

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., NOVEMBER MORN, NR. OTTAWA, 1945, oil on panel, 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.NOVEMBER MORN, NR. OTTAWA, 1945oil on panelsigned; also signed, titled and dated on the reverse 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms Provenance:Private Collection, Maple, ONLiterature:Dennis Reid, Alberta Rhythm: The Later Work of A.Y. Jackson, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1982.In this painting, A.Y. Jackson (1882-1973) returned to a motif which he had favoured before the First World War: a landscape receding behind a screen of trees. Around 1914, working with Tom Thomson in Algonquin Park, his paintings were closed in, due to the nature of the landscape. In the late 1930s and through the 1940s, Jackson was travelling a great deal. In addition to his annual painting trips to familiar spots (Quebec, Georgian Bay), he travelled to Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and British Columbia where he encountered a variety of different landscapes—broad expanses of land in the prairies with majestic mountains in the distance, for example. In the autumn of 1945, he had been to Kamloops, the Cariboo Region of British Columbia, and southern Alberta. Returning to more familiar territory, Jackson must have been struck by the contrast between what he had experienced in the west with the more cultivated landscape of eastern Ontario. He chose a view that captured that experience. Estimate: $12,000–15,000

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        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., MOUNTAINS AT SUNSHINE LODGE, oil on panel, 10.75 ins x 13.5 ins; 34.3 cms x 27.3 cms
          Nov. 20, 2017

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., MOUNTAINS AT SUNSHINE LODGE, oil on panel, 10.75 ins x 13.5 ins; 34.3 cms x 27.3 cms

          Est: $18,000 - $22,000

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.MOUNTAINS AT SUNSHINE LODGEoil on panelsigned; titled and dated “July 1949” on reverse 10.75 ins x 13.5 ins; 34.3 cms x 27.3 cms Provenance:Private Collection, QuebecLiterature:Wayne Larson, A.Y Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2009, page 102. Dennis Reid, Alberta Rhythm: The Later Works of A.Y. Jackson, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1982, pages 20-21.Naomi Jackson Groves, A.Y.’s Canada, Clarke, Irwin & Company, Toronto/Vancouver, 1968, page 132.In the summer of 1943, A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974) assumed a teaching position at Banff School of Fine Arts Summer School replacing George Pepper who had enlisted to support the war effort. Jackson was still teaching there in “July 1949”, the date inscribed on the reverse of this painting. Sunshine Lodge is located in Banff National Park about 18 kilometres from Banff itself. An intrepid wanderer, Jackson first began painting and exploring the rugged terrain of Alberta in earnest in 1937. Mountains at Sunshine Lodge captures the various colours that constitute the Alberta landscape with what Donald Buchanan praised as remarkable “geographical validity”. Interestingly, the painting also acts as a foil to the radical changes happening farther east in Quebec. In 1948 the Automatistes released a social and aesthetic statement that would not only impact the Canadian art world, but would subsequently launch the Quiet Revolution. Jackson had been what Dennis Reid has described as “an avowed opponent” to the modernist ideas of the Contemporary Art Society of Montreal in the early 1940s, so it is difficult to imagine any empathy he might have for the ideas associated with Refus Global. But to every thing there is a season: where once he had been among an avant-garde cadre of artists, Jackson now found himself in the traditionalist camp, perplexed by the public’s acceptance of the Automatiste manifesto when it had been shocked by his use of Impressionism just a few decades earlier. Nonetheless, there continued to be a strong appetite for Jackson’s landscape sketches like Mountains at Sunshine Lodge. His popularity even seemed to be on the ascendant (he had begun showing again with the RCA in 1940) although the late war years had impacted aspects of the cultural sector and exhibition opportunities had been curtailed. Jackson taught at the Banff School for six seasons in the 1940s, connecting with many hundreds of students each summer from across Canada and the U.S. 1949 was the last summer he would spend at the school. Estimate: $18,000–22,000

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        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., BOATS AT MONTREAL RIVER, LAKE SUPERIOR, oil on panel, 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms
          Nov. 20, 2017

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., BOATS AT MONTREAL RIVER, LAKE SUPERIOR, oil on panel, 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.BOATS AT MONTREAL RIVER, LAKE SUPERIORoil on panelsigned 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms Provenance:Private Collection, Maple, ONA.Y. Jackson (1882-1974) began making regular sketching trips to the eastern shore of Lake Superior in August 1954, building a cabin at Wawa near the summer home of friends the following year. This sketch was made in the area on July 8, 1959. Jackson had painted the Montreal River in the autumn of 1919, on the second box-car trip to Algoma with Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald and F.H. Johnston, before the Group of Seven had formed. Whereas his emphasis in the earlier work had been on broadly painted wilderness landscapes that stretched into the distance, here, Jackson focuses on a smaller motif at closer proximity—three boats hauled onto shore, possibly waiting out the storm.Although the palette is characteristic of Jackson in its dominant middle range of values with accents painted in lighter and darker tones, the touch is finer and more detailed than in the earlier sketches. The treatment of the water, in particular, painted in broken brushstrokes, is impressionistic in character.Estimate: $12,000–15,000

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        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., DEPLETED IRON MINE, LABRADOR, oil on panel, 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms
          Nov. 20, 2017

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., DEPLETED IRON MINE, LABRADOR, oil on panel, 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.DEPLETED IRON MINE, LABRADORoil on panelsigned; titled and dated ‘61 on the reverse 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms Provenance:S. Walter Stewart (acquired directly from the artist)J.S. Dowsett, OntarioJoyner Fine Art Inc., Toronto, May 1994, (Lot 71)Private Collection, Maple, ONLiterature:Dennis Reid, The Later Work of A.Y. Jackson, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1982.In the spring of 1961, A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974) accompanied Maurice Haycock, a mineralogist with the Department of Resources and Development in Ottawa and a serious amateur painter, to an area on the Quebec-Labrador border at Shefferville where iron ore was being mined. Jackson’s Ottawa connections were often useful in facilitating his travel to distant mining operations: in 1949, he had visited the Eldorado Mine at Port Radium on Great Bear Lake, also with Haycock.This view of a depleted iron mine at Knob Lake, was painted in June 1961. Jackson has given bold expression to this landscape, ravaged by iron ore mining. The strident colours and simplified forms reveal his roots in Post-impressionism; the lower half of the picture verges on the abstract. In the bright daylight of this northern terrain, this was how the scene struck the artist. The intensity of the orange and ochre rock face is heightened by the brilliant blue of the sky, and the various shades of purple and red that give definition to the hills are repeated to great effect in the foreground. Jackson’s masterful colour sense in this painting is borne out by the coppery-coloured pool of tailings in the foreground.Estimate: $12,000–15,000

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        • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., FARM AT NOTRE DAME DE LA SALETTE, QUE, oil on panel, 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms
          Nov. 20, 2017

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A., FARM AT NOTRE DAME DE LA SALETTE, QUE, oil on panel, 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.FARM AT NOTRE DAME DE LA SALETTE, QUEoil on panelsigned; also signed, titled and dated “Oct. 1966” on the reverse 10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms Provenance:Private Collection, Maple, ONWhile he continued to visit many of his favourite painting places of old, in later life A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974), who was by now living in Ottawa, increasingly confined his trips to the Ottawa area. Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette is a small community northeast of Ottawa in the Outaouais region of Quebec. Rural communities such as these (usually in winter) had supplied Jackson with subject matter throughout his long career. Jackson has typically rendered the landscape as a series of interconnected forms—the string of farm buildings nestle between the domed and wedge-shaped hills and gentle curve of fields in the foreground—painted in a narrow tonal range. The ochre-coloured strip of field situated just beneath the buildings balances the band of sky at the top of the composition which is also painted in a higher value. Closer examination reveals a rich diversity of colours in the small brushstrokes that cover the hills with texture and add detail to the foreground.Estimate: $12,000–15,000

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        • A.Y. Jackson - Smart River
          Nov. 05, 2017

          A.Y. Jackson - Smart River

          Est: $800 - $1,000

          Smart River (Sampson-Matthews Project silkscreen, 20" x 27")

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