Beaver Lake Comberemere, Ont.
As a resident of Manotick, a village on the Rideau River, AY Jackson frequently commutes to Ottawa by bus in the 1950s. Soon, the artist gets tired of changing public transit schedules and moves to downtown Ottawa, on Mac Laren Street in 1962. From that moment, Jackson is constantly asked to participate in various social activities. Despite his busy schedule, the artist travels frequently to the countryside in the region to produce sketches.
During this period, the artist, nicknamed "Alec" by his friends, depicts the landscapes of the Outaouais regions. However, without a driver's license, his movements are more difficult. Fortunately, thanks to his fame and the social network he built in Ottawa, a volunteer was always willing to lead him on his excursions.
Alexander Young Jackson (1882 - 1974)
Beaver Lake Comberemere, Ont., 1961
Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal
Oil on panel
Post-War Canadian art
26,7 x 33 cm | 10,5'' x 13''
Dimensions with frame
50,8 x 58,4 cm | 20'' x 23''
Signed lower right, signed, titled and dated on verso