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painter , scenographer , poet

Suzanne Fitzallen Jackson, American Painter, poet, scenographer. Scholar International Foundation for Humane Society and Kindness to Animals, 1961; fellow Idyllwild Associations, 1982-1984.


Jackson, Suzanne Fitzallen was born on January 30, 1944 in St. Louis. Daughter of Roy Dedrick and Ann Marie (Butler) Jackson.


Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1966. Master of Fine Arts in Design, Yale University, 1990.


Teacher, Watts Towers Art Center teacher, Stanford University teacher, Elliott-Pope Preparatory School, Idyllwild, California professor painting, Savannah (Georgia) College Art and Design, since 1996; owner and director, Gallery 32, Los Angeles, 1968-1970; director, Sunflower-Seed Prodns., since 1978; assistant professor, scenographer, St. Mary's College Maryland., 1994-1996; professor, Savannah (Georgia) College Art & Design, since 1996. Artist-in-residence Normal Edits. Workshop, Center for Visual Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, 1977, Savannah (Georgia) College Art and Design, Gibbs Museum Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina., University of Southern California Idyllwild School Music and Arts, 1981, 82.

Visiting lecturer San Francisco State University, 1986.


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  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include San Jose Art League, 1972, University Pacific, Stockton, California, 1972, Fresno Art Center, 1972, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, 1972-1974, 76, 78, Fashion Moda, New York City, 1984, Ingber Gallery, New York City, 1984, Sargent Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, 1985. Exhibited in group shows at Oakland Museum, 1971, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1971-1972, San Diego Museum Art, 1972, 74, Santa Barbara Museum Art, 1973, Pioneer Museum, Haggin Art Galleries, Stockton, California, 1975, Studio Museum Harlem, New York City, 1977, California Museum African-American History and Culture, Los Angeles, 1981, 89, Museum African American Art, Los Angeles, 1985, others. Works in collections at Indianapolis Museum Art, University of California at Los Angeles, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, many others.


Board of directors Los Angeles Black Arts Council, 1969-1970, San Francisco Arts Commission, Brockman Gallery Artists. Member California Arts Commission. Vice chairman California Arts Council, 1976-1978, Century City Cultural Commission, 1978-1979.

Project director cultural exchange program Lagos (Nigeria)-Wajumbe Cultural Institution, San Francisco, 1985-1986. Costume, scenic designer for theatre, dance and film, since 1960, United Scenic Artists, since 1990. Member Actor's Equity Association (dancer, choreographer, actress since 1966), Costume Society American, Center for the Study of Beadwork, International Women's Writing Guild.


1 child, Rafiki Communicative Disorders Smith-Mhunzi.

Roy Dedrick Jackson

Ann Marie (Butler) Jackson

Rafiki Communicative Disorders Smith-Mhunzi Jackson