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 Frederick William Jackson  (1859 - 1918)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania / United Kingdom      Known for: genre-North Africa, townscape

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BIOGRAPHY for Frederick Jackson

Pennsylvania / United Kingdom

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At Middleton Junction, Frederick Jackson was born in 1859. 

Jackson’s older brother, Charles, supported Frederick’s career bother with materials and finances.

Jackson showed interest in art as a young boy.  Future architect, Edgar Wood and Jackson when on sketching tours.  Studying under John Houghton Hague, Jackson attending evening classes at Oldham School of Art. 

In c.1971, Jackson, was influenced by a group know as the Manchester School.  In the 1878, he was made a member of the Arts Club.  Then in from 1880 to 1881 he was a member of the Limners Club.  He was then elected as a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art. 

Jackson exhibited much of his work, at the Paris Salon in 1884 and 1885.  He was a founder member of the New English Art Club, in 1886.  Then in 1894, Jackson became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists.  Through his friendship with Edgar Wood, in the 1890’s Jackson became involved in the Arts and Crafts Moment.  During this time frame, he painted a number of mural paintings.

Jackson studied under Lefebvre and Boulanger in Paris.  He remained in France for four years.  After this time Jackson spent most of his time traveling in Italy as well a short time in Morocco and Russia, then he returned to London.  Jackson married Carrie Hodeson and settled near Whitby at Ivy Cottage.  Jackson had frequent had exhibitions at the Manchester Academy, Yorkshire Union of Artists, and in London.

At age 59, Jackson died and was buried in Middleton.

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