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Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
Spring 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 144

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
ALC CGP G7 OSA RCA RSA 1882 - 1974 Canadian

Summer Landscape, Labrador
oil on canvas circa 1962
32 x 40 in  81.3 x 101.6cm

Prominent Corporate Collection, Montreal

Wayne Larsen, A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter, 2009, page 223

In 1955 A.Y. Jackson moved from the legendary Studio Building in Toronto to a studio / home in Manotick, Ontario. The peripatetic Jackson continued to travel regularly, and in 1961 and 1962, he made trips to Labrador. He painted the countryside around mines in the Schefferville area and pure wilderness landscapes such as this superb canvas. It would have been based on an oil sketch executed on the spot, as Jackson was always well outfitted for his excursions, with his compact sketch box filled with panels, palette and easel. Jackson stated, I like to think of a sketch not as a little picture but rather as an idea for a big one...What you always strive for is an intensification of nature. In this larger-scale work, Jackson has chosen to emphasize the brightness of the lake, the glowing carpet of green moss and grass, and the snow still unmelted in the hollows. He distills the euphoric feeling of the open vista, taking us from the wind-sculpted tree in the foreground out to the far horizon, where the tip of a snow-covered peak rises.

Estimate: $40,000 ~ $60,000 CAD

Sold For: $97,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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