Alexander Young (A. Y.) Jackson

Canadian (1882 - 1974)

Alexander Young (A. Y.) Jackson was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Alexander Young (A. Y.) Jackson's estimated art value is C$200,000 (*)

Alexander Young (A. Y.) Jackson's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$50,000 - C$1,000,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Alexander Young (A. Y.) Jackson (1882-1974) was C$760,500 - paid for "Winter Afternoon" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, Nov 19, 2008.
ArtValue.ca has 1043 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$50,000 to C$1,000,000.

Cowley Abbott Auction House Biography and Notes

Born in Montreal, Alexander Young Jackson left school at the age of twelve and began work at a Montreal printing firm. In 1906, he undertook art studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. The following year he enrolled at the Academie Julian in Paris and remained in France until 1912. During this period his painting was strongly influenced by the Impressionists. After his return to Canada, Jackson took up residence in Montreal and made many sketching trips to the surrounding countryside. Harris and MacDonald were impressed by Jackson's work and, in 1913, persuaded him to move to Toronto. Jackson's great sense of adventure carried him from the east coast across Canada to the Rocky Mountains of the west. He made regular sketching trips to Quebec every spring and travelled to the far regions of Canada during the summer, including the Canadian Arctic. In the fall he would return to the Studio Building in Toronto (where he lived until 1955), spending the winters painting canvases. He continued this active lifestyle until he was in his eighties.

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