A. B. Jackson biography

A. B. Jackson

Painting, Author

1925 – 1981

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Who was A. B. Jackson?

A. B. Jackson was an African American painter.

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.

Represented in the permanent collections of:

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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Born
1925
Ethnicity
  • African American
Education
  • Yale University
Died
1981

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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