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Jean Jackson birthday drawing
I was lucky enough to have Jean do a pencil colored drawing for my birthday. It has her magical touch.
I knew Jean well can I contact sandy?
I was friends with Jeane Jackson. She was thin and elegant in a classic senior-citizen beatnick way. She was in her seventies and told me how when she was younger she wanted to screw Jack Kerouac, then added, “And One night I almost got him!” One of her more notorious paintings depicted a couple fleeing a house being destroyed from within by an angry rose. One time she told me she lived a famous painter and thought it was great, and while they were painting in the morning he looked over to her and said, “Where’s lunch?” She told me, “I don’t want to read books that are just clever, you can take the dullest knife and sharpen it. I’m toward the end of my life and I want to read about the other side, and I’m trying to master watercoloring so I will have that skill when I come back.” She lived in a small two-story building on a rich woman’s estate in Westport. One time she tried to set me up with this one girl, but I passed because she was boring and she said,”Just remember there is an interesting reason why someone is boring. And every unattractive woman knows an attractive one.” A bit of advice I followed for years. Jean was kind to me and urged me to keep writing and performing. She was overjoyed when I was doing stand-up. For my birthday I asked her to draw me something, and she did, a young waif surrounded by a chorus of singing elephant seals, and said, “See it’s funny, they’re singing happy birthday to you.” Which I still have. Another thing she said, “A rich person in a group will somehow take everyone’s money. They’re like magnets.” She eventually moved South and it was difficult because I knew I’d never saw her again, but her husband Sandy called me and said,” Jean died. She was lying face down in her garden when I found her, and her fingers had clawed= in the the dirt. Before she went to the garden she was watercoloring and got very excited and said to me, “I’ve got it.” When I thin of her, I see her eyes widen as she took a drag on a cigarette and make a deep “mmmmm” sound when life resembled art. I became a better person of organized chaos for knowing her, and Sandy, a true gentleman who was one of the soliders who liberated Paris in WW2. They always drift in my thoughts, I smile when I think of her.
I have a pencil drawing of a cat by Jean Jackson, and would like to know if it is her style of work.
Jean Jones Jackson
I have a painting entitled The Cats in the Window dated 1969. Is this a transitional piece or typical of her style throughout her career? It looks different then the other examples I have seen which are few.
Jean jones Jackson Paintings
I have seen some of her paintings in the Stonington area in private collections. I love the folk quality of her work. I would love to have one. Stephanie
Hello Ross - do you have a .jpg of the painting? I don't know of any publication of her work, but would love to see it.
How do l know if it is genuine
Hi l was given a oil painting by a Jean Jackson l dont know if it is the same jean jackson how can l tell it has a number on it and a signature it is of a country scene l am in victoria Aust.Thankyou Ross
To Brent Painting Posted on ask art
Brent. The painting I am speaking about is the one posted on Ask Art. Tom
My painting by Jean Jones Jackson to Brent Martin
Hello Brent. I read your info about Jean Jones Jackson.The painting by her is mine and I would like to know any information you could give me about it.I also own two other of the same time frame. Thought if possible you could show a picture to Sandy. Thanking you in advance. Tom
Jean's Husband Sandy
I'm close friends with Sandy and he is now in the Hospital near Murphy. I've seen the box of line drawings with the Merrill poem, but would love to see one of her originals. It's unfortunate that Sandy has nothing by her. I have seen his incredible photo collection of his life with Jean and it deserves protection. There are shots of her in Vogue as a young woman, photos of her with Dali, Dave Brubeck, and others.
A newly acquired painting by Jean Jackson
I just purchased a painting titled Garden Club by Jean Jackson - at auction in St. Petersburg, Florida. It came from the estate of Don Page. I would like any other information on the artist or where to go to find more information and more paintings.
Where Jean's Painting are...
I'm close friends with Jeans husband, Sandy Jackson. He's 87 years old now. He told me that Jean's sister took all her paintings from Sandy at the time of her death. There are a few limited edition books of her drawings. Sandy has one, and Rocio Rodridguez has another.
Jean's sister lived in Connecticut.
A short time spent with Jean
Jean's paintings are burnt in my memory. I cannot forget them. They linger on me and so does she. I miss the way she spoke. Economical, no extra words.No reading between the lines. Take it or leave it. The day after we met she came unannounced to my studio. I had a painting of mine hung at the bottom of the stairs , a hugh head of Van Gogh, with a large throbbing red ear (ready to cut). She said to me " You have not suffered enough"
Patti Allen Linder
A friend and I had dinner with Jean one night at her sister, Ann Fuller's house in Stonington. We spent the night sitting around the table talking about her life. She told us at one time she was trying to figure out how to make some money. Her idea was to design greeting cards, sketches in pen and ink, toss a little glitter on them and sell them. She brought out a portfolio and shared some of them with Jim and I. She also told us to pick out a couple to keep. I remember another story she told us, about modeling for Vogue. In one of the pictures she showed us, she was modeling a gown if front of a string exhibit, done by Marcel DuChamp. If I remember the story correctly, DuChamp was upset about the space given him for his work, I can't remember the museum, and in protest, he went in and strung the area with twine.
Jean invited us to her house for a party, but we didn't go. Jim talked with her later, and she told us we missed a good time, her friend Dave Brubeck had come over and played......
Jean Jones Jackson
Does anyone know of any books on Ms. Jackson or retrospectives planned for her work or anything about where most of her paintings are?