A.Y. Jackson

Ypres

1917
Jackson was a private in the Canadian Army’s 60th Battalion and fought near Ypres until an injury in June 1916 sent him back to England. He returned to France and Belgium the following year, this time as a war artist, to document the devastating aftermath of battles. The artist’s rendering of Ypres is deliberately flat and muddy, creating a forlorn atmosphere.
Artist
Title
Ypres
Date
1917
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on academy board
Dimensions
21.6 x 26.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift from the Douglas M. Duncan Collection, 1970
Accession number
16117