Born in West Bend, IA on Aug. 30, 1902. "Ajax" Jackson moved to California in 1920 and settled in Berkeley. Initially a painter, he abandoned painting for sculpting during the 1920s. He then studied at the CCAC under Bufano. The husband of artist Gordena Parker Jackson, he lived in the Berkeley hills in a house of his own construction until his demise on Aug. 10, 1987. His work consists mainly of small, wooden figures under three-feet tall. Exh: Berkeley League of FA, 1924; Calif. Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1931; SFMA, 1938; San Francisco Art Association, 1939; GGIE, 1939.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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