William Henry Jackson
(1843 - 1942)
William Henry Jackson was active/lived in New York, Michigan, California. William Jackson is known for western survey photo-sketches, painting, illustration.
Biography William Henry Jackson
Born in Keesville, New York, William Jackson became an important artist, illustrator, and pioneer photographer of the American West. Most of his paintings were completed after he retired in the 1930s, and are based on earlier sketches and photographs created during his travels in the West.
He grew up in Troy, New York, and in 1858 began photography before moving to Vermont. He served in the Civil War, and then traveled by wagon train to California in 1866 and then back to Omaha, Nebraska, driving 150 horses from California. In Omaha, he set up a photography studio.
From 1870 to 1878, he was the official photographer for the Hayden Survey of Territories and traveled all over the West. In 1871, he took t
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