Royal Canadian Mint
$20 A. Y. JACKSON
Royal Canadian Mint - Item #115721
Alexander Young Jackson was the only member of the Group of Seven from Quebec.
Born in Montréal on October 3, 1882 he was nine years old when his father left his mother to raise six children on her own.
To help her, Jackson left school at the age of twelve to work as an office boy in a lithography studio.
There, his interest in art was triggered and he attended evening classes to hone his budding talent.
The Painting: Saint-Tite-des-Caps (1930)
A dead tree graphically anchors the foreground in this romantic depiction of one of Jackson’s favourite locales:
the shores of the Lower St. Lawrence.
For most of the 1920s, Jackson returned to this region almost every year to capture the play of light,
colour and texture in late winter and early spring.
The rolling rhythms of the hills and clouds are accentuated by the artist’s brushwork
and frame the diminutive houses and barns that evoke Jackson’s great affection
for the human aspects of this dramatic landscape.
Anecdotal details—the sweep of a curtain, a shed almost buried in late-season snow,
the man cutting the logs with an axe—
capture the lyrical quality of an elusive seasonal moment so familiar to the Canadian psyche.
• Every brush stroke in your coin is recreated from the original painting in a beautiful proof finish,
in order to capture the dramatic movement of snow.
Special attention to the engraving was required including unique finishes to distinguish the house.
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight: 31.39 grams
Face Value: 20 dollars
Artists: RCM Engravers Obverse - Susanna Blunt 38mm
Packaging: The coin is encapsulated and presented
in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon
clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
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