ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.
SNOW COVERED SHORELINE, 1914
oil on panel
8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.3 cms x 26.3 cms
Only having met a couple months prior, in January of 1914, Jackson and Thomson decided to share a studio together in the newly erected Studio Building. It was this move that likely established a close friendship and sense of comradery between the two artists.The following month, Jackson, inspired by Thomson's accounts, travelled up to Canoe Lake where he would have painted “Snow Covered Shoreline.” This first trip to Algonquin must have enthralled Jackson as he returned there in September of 1914, meeting up with Thomson who had been at Canoe Lake since the spring. During this autumn visit, they ventured to various sites in Algonquin, including Tea Lake Dam where Jackson produced the sketch for “The Red Maple” (collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa).
Alexander Young Jackson, “A Painter's Country, The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson”, Toronto, 1958, pages 26 and 30.
Private Collection, Toronto.
Department: Canadian Fine Art
Artist Groups: Group Of Seven