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Ward Jackson, American artist. Recipient 1st prize for painting New York City Ctr.Gallery, 1956, certified of distinction Virginia Museum Fine Arts, 1963, 66, 71, Materials award Committee for Visual Arts, 1985; National Endowment for Arts Artists fellow, 1975-1976, Yaddo Guest fellow, 1997, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellow, 1998; Richard A. Florsheim Art Fund grantee, 1991-1992.

Background

Jackson, Ward was born on September 10, 1928 in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Julian Bradley and Evie Allen (Jones) Jackson.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Richmond Professional Institute of College of William and Mary, 1951; Master of Fine Arts, Richmond Professional Institute of College of William and Mary, 1952; postgraduate, Hans Hofmann School Fine Arts, 1952.

Career

Co-editor Folio magazine, 1949-1950. Instructor art history, director Morse Gallery Art Rollins College, 1954-1955. Head of viewing program, archivist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1955-1994.

Co-editor Art Now: New York, 1969-1972. Advisory editor Art Now Gallery Guide, from 1969. Secretary American Abstract Artists, 1990—2004.

Works

  • painting

    • Powhatan

    • Homage to JFK

    • Virginia River Series - Chincoteague/Matoala

    • Vertical

    • St. Martin

    • Cross Series Green Over Violet

    • Passage Series

    • Virginia River Series - Chincoteague

    • Chord

    • Parallel Point #1

Membership

Member College Art Association American, American Abstract Artists (secretary 1990-2004).

Connections

father:
Julian Bradley Jackson

mother:
Evie Allen (Jones) Jackson