Works by A.Y. Jackson from the 1930s

Works by A.Y. Jackson from the 1930s

Naomi Jackson Groves
Copyright Date: 1990
Pages: 49
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    Works by A.Y. Jackson from the 1930s
    Book Description:

    This volume by A.Y. Jackson's niece provides fascinating insights into the man and his work at a time the author calls "a rugged-romantic high point in A.Y.'s life." The illustrations reproduced and discussed come mainly from the Carleton University Art Collection. Groves places the works in the context of Canadian art history and social history.

    eISBN: 978-0-7735-7366-6
    Subjects: Art & Art History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-2)
  2. Foreword
    (pp. 3-3)
    David B. Knight

    Carleton University’s Art Collection is one of the more significant of Canada’s university art collections and yet it is also one of the least known. A book edited by the curator of the collection was published recently by Carleton University Press to raise the profile of the collection.¹ In that volume fifteen chapters written by leading art scholars from across Canada focus on individual works and groups of works owned by Carleton University. Seventy-six of the works of art are reproduced in the volume.

    A particularly significant grouping of works within the Carleton collection is by A.Y. Jackson. These works...

  3. Works by A. Y. Jackson From The 1930s
    (pp. 5-47)
    Naomi Jackson Groves

    The Jackson paintings given to Carleton as part of The Jack and Frances Barwick Collection form a subject with which I feel very much at home, in many ways. The artist was my uncle, the Barwicks were my friends, and the paintings belong to a period, the 1930s, which is well documented and of interest to many people, not just erudite art historians. Finally, Carleton once gave me a part-time teaching job at a time when it was exactly what I needed, in the mid-1940s, so I feel a personal bond of benevolence with this special university.

    To begin with,...

  4. List of Illustrations
    (pp. 48-48)