Gerald Jackson is primarily known as a painter, exploring diverse styles and subject matter, and has also experimented with performance and mixed media constructions. His figurative paintings often incorporate Egyptian hieroglyphs and Native American symbology in scenes taken from his life on the South Side of Chicago. Jackson's works also rely heavily upon abstraction to communication an intensity of emotion and presence.
Jackson was born in Chicago in 1936. He took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1960s and, after moving to New York, at the Brooklyn Museum School. Jackson first gained recognition when his work was included in two significant exhibitions: Afro-American Artists: New York and Boston in 1970 at the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, and Black Artists: Two Generations in 1971 at the Newark Museum. His work is held in presitigous collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Jackson continues to live and work in New York.
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