H.A.C. Jackson

Plate I of "Mushrooms of Eastern Canada and the United States" by Dr. René Pomerleau

1944
Henry A.C. Jackson's mushroom paintings uniquely combine artistic beauty and scientific accuracy. Jackson, the older brother of Alexander (A.Y.), was a commercial lithographer by profession, who first took an interest in fungi on birdwatching expeditions in Montreal's parks. Drawn to the interesting shapes and colours of the higher fungi, he began collecting samples, taking notes, and sketching them, rendering exquisitely detailed, life-size pencil drawings, and later, watercolour paintings. As he became known in the scientific community, Jackson was asked by the renowned mycologist René Pomerleau to illustrate his book, "Mushrooms of Eastern Canada and the United States."
Title
Plate I of "Mushrooms of Eastern Canada and the United States" by Dr. René Pomerleau
Date
1944
Medium
Drawing
Materials
watercolour and aniline dye over graphite on wove paper
Dimensions
25.5 x 20.4 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Naomi, Geneva, and Constance, 1977, in memory of their father H.A.C. Jackson
Accession number
23033