Photostory #229: Landscape Artist A. Y. Jackson: Explorer of the Canadian Scene

Rosemary Gilliat , Gar Lunney , unattributed
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
September 29, 1959
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
At an easel which once belonged to the legendary Tom Thomson -- Jackson's companion on many an excursion into northern Ontario -- the master painter of the Canadian scene continues to set down on canvas his myriad impressions of the country around him. In the course of his long painting career, Jackson has created a rich record of Canada and bequeathed to his fellow countrymen a deeper love for the vast and challenging land which is their heritage.