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Alexander Young Jackson

October 3 1882 - April 5 1974

Group of Seven
Canadian Group of Painters
Federation of Canadian Artists (Founding Member 1941)
Honorary President & founding member, Cariboo Art Society
Royal Canadian Academy

Alexander Young Jackson was one of the members of the Group of Seven. He exhibited his work in Vancouver at the Vancouver Exhibition as early as 1922, in New Westminster in 1928, and later in 1931 when he had a duo show with Lawren Harris titled Sketches of the Canadian North.


Catalogue from the 1931 PNE show.

Other than these early shows, some contributions to traveling and group shows, and sketching in Southern Alberta and the Northwest c1937 - c1955, Jackson was primarily an Eastern Canadian artist, and is thus only noted here in passing.

It should be noted, though, that he visited Sonia Cornwall (q.v.) and her mother at the Onward Ranch at 150 Mile House, and did a number of paintings there while teaching at the UBC fine art extension courses.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1944 November 14 - 30 A.Y. Jackson & H.G. Glyde (37 pictures) VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1928 Sept. 3 - 8 ProvExh   8th Annual Salon Quebec Village
Early Spring, Quebec
Night on the Skeena
Early Spring
Tamarac and Spruce
Autumn, Lake Superior
Winter, Quebec
Winter, Quebec
1931 Aug. 22 - 29 Vancouver Exhibition Sketches of the Canadian North (with Lawren Harris)

References

CANADIAN LANDSCAPE PAINTERS
      1932; by Albert H. Robson, 228 pages, 75 illustrations in full colour
      Published by the Ryerson Press. Toronto; no ISBN.
      Includes index of painters, three page bibliography, biographical information

SOUVENIR CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITIONS OPENING THE NEW VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (refer to VAG51)

PERMANENT COLLECTION (refer to AGGV64)

THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)

CREATIVE CANADA - VOLUME TWO, by University of Toronto Press
      1972; ISBN 0-8020-3285-0
      Includes two columns of concise information about Jackson.

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

MURALS FROM A GREAT CANADIAN TRAIN by Ian Thom
      1986, bilingual, published by Art Global / Libre Expression
      192 pages, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
      History of the murals commissioned for the Canadian Pacific Railway's Park Cars
      Includes works by E.J. Hughes, W.J. Phillips, A.Y. Jackson

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)

THE ALMA MATER SOCIETY ART COLLECTION - University of British Columbia 1948 - 1988
      No ISBN, 64 pages, illustrated in colour and b&w
      Includes history of the collection, artist biographies

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      8 page biography, plus 1 page of footnotes.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      34 references listed for Jackson, including CC2, M, and RCA listed above.

THE GROUP OF SEVEN IN WESTERN CANADA
      2002, Key Porter Books in association with the Glenbow Museum., ISBN 1-55263-439-6
      Essays: Catharine M. Mastin, Robert Stacey, Marcia Crosby, Anna Hudson, Liz Wylie, Ann Davis
      208 pages, extensively illustrated in colour and b&w
      Published in conjunction with travelling exhibition 2002 - 2004.
      Includes chronology, notes, list of lenders, selected bibliography, list of works, index

THE BOW - LIVING WITH A RIVER, edited by Gerald T. Conaty
      Includes essays by G.T. Conaty, Daryl Betenia, Catharine Mastin
      2004; ISBN 1-55263-634-8; Glenbow Museum, published by Key Porter Books Ltd.
      160 pages, hardcover; extensively illustrated with artwork and historical photographs
      Includes essays, select artist biographies, art and general bibliographies, index
      Artwork by western artists includes Jackson

OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE (refer to BAG08)

ART INSPIRED BY THE CANADIAN ROCKIES, PURCELL
MOUNTAINS AND SELKIRK MOUNTAINS 1809-2012
(refer to TOWN12)

THE GRANDE DAMES OF THE CARIBOO (refer to FOW13)
      Includes works illustrated.

THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)

Clippings

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