A.Y. Jackson

Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974) was a Canadian painter and a founding member of the Group of Seven. Jackson made a significant contribution to the development of art in Canada, and was successful in bringing together the artists of Montreal and Toronto. He exhibited with the Group of Seven from 1920. In addition to his work with the Group of Seven, his long career included serving as a war artist during World War I and teaching at the Banff School of Fine Arts, from 1943 to 1949.
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An all-but-forgotten, 74-year-old painting by A.Y. Jackson, a large canvas on which the artist depicts the Northwest Territories mine that produced uranium for the world’s first atomic bomb.

Jackson “Radium Mine” one of a series of oil paintings and sketches of the Port Radium mine by the iconic artist.

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