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A. Y. Jackson Quotes

Quotes by A. Y. Jackson - (12 quotes)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Art category:

To Lawren Harris art was almost a mission. He believed that a country which ignored the arts left no record of itself worth preserving. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Beauty category:

Not knowing all of the conventions of beauty, he [Tom Thomson] found it all beautiful. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Business category:

Artists are often excellent businessmen. They have to be. Otherwise they do not remain artists. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Clubs category:

The Group had no formal organization; we had no officers, and as we had no money we did not need a treasurer. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Collaboration category:

-on sketching trip with Tom Thomson, Fred Varley, and Arthur Lismer...
That autumn of 1914 was wonderful, with sunny days and frosty nights... In the evening by the campfire, we discussed plans for the next day while we cooked good, husky meals. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Commerce category:

Our pictures began to find purchasers. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Criticism category:

It's probably hard for anyone looking at my landscapes today to realize that I was once regarded as a rebel, a dangerous influence; that I've been told I was on the verge of insanity, that my painting was nothing but meaningless daubs. Lawren Harris, the man most responsible for drawing the Group of Seven together, was accused of something perilously close to treason – his paintings, said his severest critics, were discouraging immigration. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Exploration category:

There were dozens of lakes, many of them not on the map. For identification purposes we gave them names. The bright sparkling lakes we named after people we admired... to the swampy ones, all messed up with moose tracks, we gave the names of the critics who disparaged us. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Impressionism category:

What to paint was a problem for the war artist... the old heroics, the death and glory stuff, were gone forever... the impressionistic technique I had developed was now ineffective, for visual impressions were not enough. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Pathfinders category:

Those who follow are always behind. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Possessions category:

If I still possessed it, he wrote, a young Toronto artist Lawren Harris wanted to buy it. If I still possessed it! I still possessed everything I had ever painted. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Tradition category:

We broke from old tradition. I am an objective painter, I should like to go abstract, but I don't know how. (A. Y. Jackson)