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LOT 175

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
1882 - 1974

Little Lake, Port Radium
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled and dated 1960
16 x 20 in 40.6 x 50.8 cm

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal
Private Collection, New York

Dennis Reid, Alberta Rhythm: The Later Work of A.Y. Jackson, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982, page 17

A.Y. Jackson traveled to Port Radium on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories a number of times: 1938, 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1959. In 1938 Gilbert Labine arranged to fly Jackson from Edmonton to his Eldorado Mine, a uranium mine on Great Bear Lake. Hiking all through the country, with its “thousands more lakes among thousands more hills”, Jackson was thrilled by its vast scale. Again in 1949, Jackson was flown to the area on the Eldorado Mine plane, this time joined by the artist Maurice Haycock, who also accompanied Jackson on sketching trips to the area in 1950 and 1959. Jackson liked the tapestry of rough lichen-covered boulders and the distinctive patterns of scrub bush in the open land. He lit up this painting with bright trees that are like candles of colour flickering around the hills, their dance reflected in the calm lake.

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

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