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Martin Jackson

 (1919 - 1986)
Martin Jackson was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  Martin Jackson is known for painter-nightscape, urban landscape, allegory.

Martin Jackson

Biography from the Archives of askART

The following information is from Tina and Renate Jackson, daughter and wife of the artist:

Philadelphia Artist 1919-1986
2112 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

Most Noted For:
Nightscapes, Urban Landscapes and Allegorical Studies.
Mediums included Oil, Lithography, Printmaking, Watercolor and Pen and Ink

Born January 1, 1920 in Philadelphia PA, Died 1986
Graduate of South Philadelphia High School for Boys and Temple University.
BS in Education, BFA and Masters Degrees in Fine Arts
Studied with Maxime B. Gottlieb and Franklin Watkins
On Faculty of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial and Allens Lane Art Center
After returning from military service (U.S. Army Special Recon.), work was included in many National exhibitions in the U.S. including the following Annuals:

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Brooklyn Museum
Metropolitan Museum
Rochester Art Memorial
Columbia Art Museum
National Academy of Design
Whitney Museum


Distinguished Alumni Award Temple University
Hallgarten Prize National Academy of Design, NY
1st Prize, the Butler Art Institute, Youngstown OH
Truman Prize, The National Academy of Design, NY
Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting and Printmaking
2nd Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting and Printmaking
Tiffany Fellowship for Painting
2nd Tiffany Fellowship for Painting
Connecticut Academy Prize
Rochester Art Memorial Prize
Brooklyn Museum Print Prize
Print Prize, The Library of Congress, Washington DC
New Britain Museum Purchase Prize, CT
1st Prize, Cheltenham Art Center, Philadelphia PA
1st Prize, Temple University Alumni Show, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia Print Club Prize, Philadelphia PA
Fellowship in Painting from Pepsi Cola Company, New York NY
Wichita Art Association Prize, Wichita KS

WORK Included in 42 Museums throughout the U.S., including the following Permanent Collections:

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
Library of Congress, Washington DC
Federal Court Buildings, Washington DC
Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, OH
Akron Art Museum, Akron OH
Meade Memorial Museum, MA
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
New Britain Art Museum, New Britain, CT
Rochester Art Memorial, Rochester, NY
Clearwater Museum, Clearwater FL
Princeton University, Princeton NJ
Columbia Museum, Columbia SC
Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia PA
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Atwater Kent Museum, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Biography from the Archives of askART
Note submitted May 2004, is from Tina P. Jackson, Gilroy, California.

"Although I now live in California, I grew up in Philadelphia, and had the wonderful experience of being able to drop in frequently on my dad's classes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Dad taught there, in addition to the Fleisher Art Memorial and Allens Lane Art Center.

He worked very hard at his craft, which included teaching as well as exhibiting and selling his artwork worldwide.

Biography from Butler Institute of American Art

The following information is from a brochure published by the Philadelphia Art Alliance : ....Eighteen prizes for his work...exhibited in almost every national show throughout the United States...creations included in the collections of 42 American museums.  Such is the record of Martin Jackson, Philadelphia artist, who will exhibit oils in Gallery B from February 4 through March 4.  In addition to his prize-garnering work, Jackson teaches at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial and Allens Art Center. 

He earned a B.S. in Education degree and a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from Temple University. He also studied with Franklin Watkins and Maxime B. Gottlieb.  In 1964, Temple honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award.  Among Jackson's other honors are the First Hallgarten Prize from the National Academy of Design, New York; first prize from the Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, O.; Truman Prize from the National Academy; Guggenheim Fellowship, and a print prize from the Library of Congress. Jacksons are owned by The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Brooklyn Museum, New York's Museum of Modern Art, Princeton University and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. among others.

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About  Martin Jackson

Born:  1919 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   1986 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Known for:  painter-nightscape, urban landscape, allegory