Al Jackson

  Apples and an orange pot  

Apples and an Orange Pot

Oil on Canvas
Image Size 16 x 20

Flowers in a Dark Vase

Oil on Canvas
Image Size 16 x 20
5 Onions, garlic and a vase

Five Onions, Garlic, and a Blue Floral Vase

Oil on Canvas

Image Size 20 x 24

Framed AL Jackson Painting

Pewter Vessel with Fruit

Oil on Canvas
Image Size 20 x 24
4 onions a pot with 2 garlic cloves

Onions and a Vase with Two Garlic Cloves

Oil on Canvas

Image Size 16 x 20



Al Jackson was born in the middle of 1940 in Texas to poor working parents. As one of three children, he had to work at an early age to help support his family. Jackson has the physique of a football player, is a body builder, and is solidly built. Looking at his style of work, one would not believe that this muscular man has the touch of a fine surgeon with his paint brushes. Extremely shy and gentle, Jackson listens to jazz and the blues while he works. He claims that the music takes away the sounds of the city and lets him concentrate on his technique. Although he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago for a short time, this quiet unassuming genius is mostly self-taught. His main love is painting still-life studies. He will spend hours to create the perfect form and the drops of water on his fruit are his signature. Often, people not accustomed to his paintings will try to wipe the drops off the canvas. He has had a number of one-man shows, but never attends any of the openings. I would rather work than talk! he quips. Recognized as one of the leading still-life artists in the country, Jackson's works have been exhibited in many galleries throughout the United States.

Al Jackson passed away in 2001.



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