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Ronald Threlkeld Jackson

 (1902 - 1992)
Ronald Threlkeld Jackson was active/lived in British Columbia, Manitoba / Canada.  Ronald Jackson is known for marine painting, commercial art.

Ronald Threlkeld Jackson

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Ronald Threlkeld Jackson BCSA, CSMA, IOF (1902 – 1992)

"There is an anatomy about a boat, the same as there is about a human being and unless you understand this anatomy, you can't paint the boat.” (1)

Well known western Canadian marine painter, Ronald Threlkeld Jackson was born in Hamiota, Manitoba and lived most of his life in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was a winner of the Slade School of Fine Art Duveen Award. He was a member of the International Oceanographic Foundation, the British Columbia Society of Artists*, and a founding member of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists. His works are in the collections of the Maltwood Museum (University of Victoria, B.C.), the Royal B.C. Museum (Victoria, B.C.), and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (Banff, Alberta).

Attached below is his biography from the The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction courtesy of Westbridge Fine Art Auction House:

Born in Hamiota, Manitoba, and active in Vancouver, British Columbia, Jackson studied under [Henry] Tonks and Wilson Steer at the Slade School of Art* in London, England; at the Heatherley School of Art, London; under [Lucien] Simon at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière*, Paris; and under [Edwin Roscoe] Schrader and [Edouard Antonin] Vyzekal at the Otis Art Institute*, Los Angeles.

Working mainly in oil, but also in watercolor, he was best known for his marine paintings, particularly boats traveling through the islands off the West Coast of British Columbia. He also painted West Coast landscapes in a semi-impressionist style. Favorite locations included Quatsino Sound and the Queen Charlotte Islands. He worked as a photographer and painted part-time until his retirement. He was a member of the International Oceanographic Foundation.
Footnote (askART):
(1) Quote source: Harrison Galleries website.

Additional askART sources:
Biographical Index of Artists in Canada (2003), by Evelyn de Rostaing McMann (see askART Publications)

The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction (2001), by Anthony R. Westbridge and Diana L. Bodnar (see askART Publications)

Artists of British Columbia (1986), by Derek Morys-Edge (see askART Publications)

A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume Two, G – Jackson (1970), by Colin S. MacDonald (see askART Publications)

Canadian Heritage Information Network*

Westbridge Fine Art Auction House

Harrison Galleries, Vancouver

* For more in-depth information about these terms and others, see Glossary

Compiled and contributed to askART by M.D. Silverbrooke.

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Resident of Los Angeles in 1926.

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About  Ronald Threlkeld Jackson

Born:  1902 - Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada
Died:   1992
Known for:  marine painting, commercial art