Harlan Christopher Jackson
(1918 - 1993)
Harlan Christopher Jackson was active/lived in New York / Haiti. Harlan Jackson is known for abstract painting.
Biography Harlan Christopher Jackson
Harlan Jackson (1918-1993)
Born in Cleburne, TX in 1918. After serving in the Navy, he briefly joined the Harlem Globetrotters as a part of their backup team. Upon receiving a G.I. Bill, he enrolled at the California School of Fine Art where he studied with Abstract Expressionist Clifford Styll. At this time the only recognized African American artist on the West Coast was Sargent Johnson. Jackson was quickly accepted and represented in shows sponsored by the San Francisco Art Association at the city art museum in 1946, 1948, and 1951.
Jackson received a Rosenberg Traveling Fellowship in 1948 which enabled him to live and work in Haiti. During this period his works were notable for their deconstruction and reconstr
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