Maurice Hall HaycockCanada's Arctic Artist
Maurice Hall Haycock

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Welcome to the official site of Maurice Hall Haycock
Maurice Haycock fell in love with the Canadian Arctic in 1926-27 during a year spent living with the Inuit of Pangnirtung Fiord, Baffin Island.

During his return home in 1927 he was influenced by a chance meeting with Group of Seven artist A. Y. Jackson. Haycock began painting in the early 1930's. By the 1940's he had become a regular painting partner of Jackson, and in 1949 the two went north to paint at Great Bear Lake, NWT. Following that trip Haycock returned and painted widely throughout the North virtually every year for almost 40 years until his death in 1988.

Haycock's paintings tell a story of geological vastness and beauty, peace, challenge, Inuit life, historical European exploration and white man's impact. No other artist has traveled and painted so extensively and with such feeling combined with faithful and vibrant interpretation of the landscape.

This website is inspired by the memory of Maurice Hall Haycock, through his daughter, Kathy Maury Haycock.
Maurice Hall Haycock
Launch of the new Maurice Haycock Book, April 30, 2007!
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