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Alexander Young Jackson 1882-1974

Alexander Young Jackson

Photos by contributor Colin Old - Posted January, 2012

Alexander Young Jackson

Plaque Location

The Region of York
The City of Vaughan
In Kleinburg, in the woods alongside the parking lot
at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
on the east side of Islington Avenue
just over 1 km north of Major MacKenzie Drive (Road 25)

Coordinates: N 43 50.544 W 79 37.181


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Plaque Text

Born in Montréal, A.Y. Jackson studied painting there and in Paris before moving to Toronto in 1913. After serving overseas in World War I he returned to paint in Toronto and in other regions of Canada. He was a member of the Group of Seven from its founding in 1920 to its demise in 1933. This radically different school of painters rapidly grew to prominence. Jackson's simple, rounded forms in his wilderness landscapes provide a powerful image of Canada. He greatly influenced a generation of Canadian artists and remains one of this country's best known painters. He is buried here at Kleinburg.

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Sir Sam Hughes 1853-1921
Lieutenant-Colonel Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O., 1890-1960
Andrew Edward McKeever, 1895-1919
Robert Tait McKenzie (1867-1938)
Sir Sam Steele



Vaughan Plaques

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