Maurice 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. 

Maurice's interest in Lake Clear came via Jackson's visits to his doctor friend Dr. Robert Starrs where they would often stay and paint the surrounding area.

From north knoll of Smallwood ore-body, 1963