Wayne Larsen is a Montreal artist, editor, and writer whose work has appeared in a wide variety of publications. Currently, he teaches graduate-level journalism at Concordia University and is the author of A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter and James Wilson Morrice: Painter of Light and Shadow. He lives in Verdun, QC.
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 Canadaâ€™s coming of age as a nation.
Through anecdotes and excerpts from Jacksons writings, Larsen portrays the public man as good-humoured and outgoing but the private man remains opaque.