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Clifford Jackson

 (born 1927)
Clifford Jackson was active/lived in New Jersey / Sweden.  Clifford Jackson is known for Abstract painting.

Clifford Jackson

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Clifford Jackson  (1927 - )

Both a painter and jazz musician, Clifford Jackson established his career as an artist in Scandinavia with his abstract painting in the late 1950s and 1960s. Jackson studied at the Art Students League and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture before being awarded a John Hay Whitney Fellowship in 1957.

The artist moved to Stockholm, where he studied at the Royal Academy of Art.

With fellow expatriate artists Herbert Gentry, Sam Middleton, Walter Williams and Hartwell Yeargans, Jackson had work included in the 1964 exhibition "10 American Negro Artists Living and Working in Europe in Copenhagen", the 1969 exhibition Afro American Artists Abroad at the Smithsonian Institution and the 1983 "An Ocean Apart: American Artists Abroad" at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Today, his paintings are found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Sundsvall Museum, Sundsvall, Sweden, and the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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About  Clifford Jackson

Born:  1927 - Paterson, New Jersey
Known for:  Abstract painting