A. Y. Jackson was a member of famed Canada’s Group of Seven. Jackson moved to Manotick outside of Ottawa in 1952, and painted throughout the Ottawa valley over the next 16 years. The A.Y. Jackson trail documents some of his sketches in Renfrew County during this period..
With friends and fellow painters, Maurice Haycock and Ralph Burton, Jackson traveled the back roads to Dacre, Calabogie, Eganville, Lake Clear, Brudenell, Killaloe, Rockingham, Quadeville, Barry’s Bay, Paugh Lake, Madawaska, Whitney and Algonquin park.
Fifty years later, two contemporary Lake Clear artists, Kathy Haycock and John Almstedt traced Jackson’s travels using actual paintings, titles, notes and personal experience to locate the painting sites of some of A.Y. Jackson’s works.
For more information on the A. Y. Jackson Trail visit the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association website.
Ralph Burton was an Ottawa Valley painter who painted with A.Y. Jackson and Maurice Haycock. A few of his painting are featured below, and take a few moments to view a slide show tour of 34 of his paintings at the bottom of this column.
Maurice Haycock was a well known Canadian artist. Best known for his sensitive and extensive oeuvre of Canadian Arctic work, he also painted across "southern" Canada and concentrated on the upper Ottawa Valley which was near his home in Ottawa.
Reflections of a Pond 1967- Copyright
Rock and Rapid Ont 1954 - Copyright
Salette Que 1942- Copyright
Brook near Kathy's - Copyright
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