“Stream in the Woods” by A.Y. Jackson

  • Stream In The Woods by AY Jackson

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Mural Artist: Marc Sorozan 2009
Located on site at Louis II Restaurant
Sponsored by: The Huntsville BIA

This is a quintessential outdoor sketch by A.Y. Jackson. It was probably painted in less than an hour and expresses the moment perfectly. The beautiful greens in the water contrast the soft and muted reds of the trees in the distance. The green also separates the snow in the foreground of the painting to create depth, and the shadows from unseen trees help lead the eye toward the stream on this sunny afternoon.

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  • Address 24 Main St E, Huntsville ON
  • Category A.Y. Jackson
  • Location Huntsville

Artist Name : A.Y. Jackson

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A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974) was born in Montreal and left school at an early age to work at a Montreal printing company. He studied art for a short time at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1906, and in 1907 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied art at the Academie Julian. It was during this time that he was influenced by the French impressionists, an influence that would impact the future of Canadian art. Jackson returned to Canada in 1912 and by 1914 was ready to give up on the country as a place for an artist to flourish. At this crucial time he was contacted by Lawren S. Harris and J.E.H. MacDonald. Harris pleaded with Jackson not to leave the country, and offered to pay his wages and give him a free studio space if he were to move to Toronto and join the art movement they were beginning to establish. Jackson took up the offer, and soon found himself sharing a studio space with Tom Thomson. The two men became quick friends and Jackson was happy to share with Thomson the modern art he had experienced in Paris. At the advent of World War I, he was hired by the War Records Department to document the the fighting action on canvas. When the Group of Seven formed in 1920, Jackson was a key figure and very vocal proponent of the group's ideals. He spent the final years of his life at the McMichael Canadian Collection museum in Kleinburg, where he lived as a guest of the owners Robert and Signe McMichael.

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