(1902 - 1987)
Osman Jackson was active/lived in California, Iowa. Osman Jackson is known for Wood sculptor.
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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