A founding member of the Group of Seven, A.Y. Jackson portrayed the Canadian landscape in a bold and inventive manner. His paintings show us the vastness and diversity of our country and illustrate a key chapter in the story of Canada’s coming of age as a nation.
Wayne Larsen is a Montreal-based journalist and editor. He has worked as a copy-editor at Reader's Digest, has edited several books, and is currently editor of the Westmount Examiner.
Through anecdotes and excerpts from Jacksons writings, Larsen portrays the public man as good-humoured and outgoing but the private man remains opaque.