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 John Adams Jackson  (1825 - 1879)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Maine / Italy      Known for: sculptor, crayon portrait painter

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BIOGRAPHY for John Jackson
1825 (Bath, Maine)
1879 (Pracchia, Italy)

Massachusetts/Maine / Italy

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Sculptor and crayon artist, John Adams Jackson was born in Bath, Maine, he received his art education in Boston under D. C. Johnston and in Paris. He then returned to Boston, where he produced a portrait bust of Daniel Webster in 1851.

Going abroad in 1853, he visited Florence, there he created several portrait busts in marble. Following he moved to Paris, in 1854, and modeled likenesses of Lyman Beecher and Wendell Phillips.

Jackson returned in 1858 to settle in New York City, where he completed a bust of William LLoyd Garrison. He eventually moved to Italy in 1860, and only revisited the U.S. in 1867, before his death.

Jackson was known as a portraitist, creating close to one hundred portrait busts. He also completed several ideal figures and groups, the most noteworthy being his "Eve Mourning Over the Dead Body of Abel," which received attention when shown in 1869 at the Pennsylvania Academy.

Groce & Wallace, "The New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America"Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

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