A. B. Jackson
1925 – 1981
Who was A. B. Jackson?
He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and earned both BFA & MFA degrees from Yale studying with Josef Albers in the mid-1950s. Before entering the teaching field, he worked for three years in the Watson-Manning Advertising Agency in Stratford, Connecticut, as a designer. Denied entry to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art show in 1962 because of his race, he won best-in-show in 1966. In 1967, after teaching 10 years at Norfolk State, he joined Old Dominion as a full professor, becoming its first black faculty member. His book, As I See Ghent: A Visual Essay, was published in 1979.
Mint Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Yale University, Harvard University, Dartmouth College Museum, Howard University, North Carolina State University, Old Dominion University, Longwood College, Louisiana Arts & Sciences Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Chrysler Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution
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on July 23, 2013
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