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A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974) , Alexander Young Jackson, was a Canadian painter and founding member of the Group of Seven. A.Y. Jackson often joined the painters who would one day be known as the Group of Seven on major trips to Algonquin Park, Georgian Bay, Algoma and the North Shore. Like the other Group painters, Jackson embraced landscape themes and sought to develop a bold style. An avid outdoorsman, Jackson became good friends with Tom Thomson, and the duo often fished and sketched.   more from wikipedia »