A. Y. Jackson quotes

  • Artists are often excellent businessmen. They have to be. Otherwise they do not remain artists.
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Business #Artist #Excellent

  • The obedient in art are always the forgotten . . . The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas . . . Chop your own path. Get off the car track.
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Country #Art #Real

  • Chop your own path. Get off the car track
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Inspiration #Car #Track

  • To Lawren Harris art was almost a mission. He believed that a country which ignored the arts left no record of itself worth preserving.
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Country #Art #Self Worth

  • Not knowing all of the conventions of beauty, he [Tom Thomson] found it all beautiful.
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Beauty #Beautiful #Knowing

  • It's probably hard for anyone looking at my landscapes today to realize that I was once regarded as a rebel, a dangerous influence; that I've been told I was on the verge of insanity, that my painting was nothing but meaningless daubs. Lawren Harris, the man most responsible for drawing the Group of Seven together, was accused of something perilously close to treason - his paintings, said his severest critics, were discouraging immigration.
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Men #Drawing #Insanity

  • What to paint was a problem for the war artist... the old heroics, the death and glory stuff, were gone forever... the impressionistic technique I had developed was now ineffective, for visual impressions were not enough.
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #War #Artist #Forever

  • Those who follow are always behind.
    -- A. Y. Jackson


  • Artists are often excellent businessmen. They have to be. Otherwise they do not remain artists.

  • You know we're in a business where things are just unpredictable. You don't know what's going to happen...we were lucky Blessed, I think is a better way to put it.

  • If you are looking for a kindly, well-to-do older gentleman who is no longer interested in sex, take out an ad in The Wall Street Journal.

  • You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.

  • After a point of time, when you get success and fame, money and everything, the purpose of life has to be redefined. For me, I think that purpose is to build bridges. Artists can do that very easily, more than politicians.

  • My mum is an artist and very into creative expression and freedom.

  • We all name ourselves. We call ourselves artists. Nobody asks us. Nobody says you are or you aren't.

  • As you get bigger, you have to learn to delegate. It's also an excellent way to get staff involved in the company's operations.

  • There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.

  • How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labor be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.