Al (Alfred) Jackson
I have an Al Jackson still life that I bought at a New York art gallery in the early 70's. I'm not an art collector, but after looking the artist up on this wonderful thing we call googling I discovered that I have a very nice painting. The painting is of three peaches being refeleted by the table they are sitting on with the dew drops prominently shown. Can anyone give me an estimate as to how much my painting might be worth today? I know I paid less than $200 when I bought it.
Sincerly, Charlie N.
My wife and i bought six Jacksons from Middleton Gallery in Annapolis about 20 years ago. We paid around $800 for each. We intend to pass one on to each of our children. They hang in prominent spaces in our house. I still get so much pleasure and joy from looking at them.
We have three paintings one is wet fruit does anyone know where we can get a value for this thank you
I purchased an Al Jackson oil on canvas in the 1970's in Houston. It is of two apples and a glass of milk with condensation on all three. I am very lucky to have found him and this site. KUDOS to all Al Jackson fans and "May light perpetual shine upon him for eternity," as his paintings shine in our lives and make them so much richer. Rest in Peace, Great Al.
Al Jackson -- Apple and Mug
I bought an original signed (A Jackson) in the 1970s while on travel. I have always loved the water droplets -- the realism, the vibrancy. I just relocated the painting and decided to look up Al Jackson on the internet and was saddened to learn of his early death.
The write-up on the back of my painting indicates that he studied art at the American Academy in Chicago. Though he worked for a short time as a commercial artist, he left to paint the subject matter he loved. As a perfectionist, he would apparently sit for hours at a time, painting and repainting a drop of moisture or the stem of a piece of fruit.
I just putchased an original Al Jackson still life, and the quality is unbelievable. It has tomatoes and mushrooms. I bought it from an individual and then noticed that they sell in galleries for $5,000 or more. I guess folks are figuring out what high quality works he produced.
Al Jackson was an African American from Texas. Was very poor, shy quiet man built like a football player.Studied for short time in Chicago but was mostly self taught.Known for the water drops on his fruit. Born in mid 1940's and died of cancer in 2001.I have a very unusal pic which is of a skull and I have a more conventional one with peppers and pottery. I love Al Jackson and hope to acquire more.Would appreciate any more info on him. Sue
I have an original oil by Al Jackson from the early 1990s. I acquired the piece at a Chicago gallery called Centurion - on Michigan Avenue. The 16x20" oil is of golden delicious apples and a traditional tan water jug. Extraordinarily realistic work!
I have been searching for the artist that painted the two still life's I have in my office signed A Jackson. After viewing this site and seeing the still life work of Al Jackson I'm sure he painted them. Does anyone know anything about the artist you could share with me. I would very much appreciate knowing more about him and his life.