Strange Al Jackson paintingsCarrie
I just purchased 5 Al Jackson paintings from the estate of some folks who were friends with him. One is the conventional still life and the others are very different! One has dragons, one has a one eyed painter and one has a woman who looks like she walks the streets. Does anyone else have these "oddballs". They are well painted.
I purchased an Al Jackson oil on canvas in the 1970's in Houston. It is of two apples and a glass of milk with condensation on all three. I am very lucky to have found him and this site. KUDOS to all Al Jackson fans and "May light perpetual shine upon him for eternity," as his paintings shine in our lives and make them so much richer. Rest in Peace, Great Al.
Al Jackson -- Apple and MugBob Varney
I bought an original signed (A Jackson) in the 1970s while on travel. I have always loved the water droplets -- the realism, the vibrancy. I just relocated the painting and decided to look up Al Jackson on the internet and was saddened to learn of his early death.
The write-up on the back of my painting indicates that he studied art at the American Academy in Chicago. Though he worked for a short time as a commercial artist, he left to paint the subject matter he loved. As a perfectionist, he would apparently sit for hours at a time, painting and repainting a drop of moisture or the stem of a piece of fruit.
I just putchased an original Al Jackson still life, and the quality is unbelievable. It has tomatoes and mushrooms. I bought it from an individual and then noticed that they sell in galleries for $5,000 or more. I guess folks are figuring out what high quality works he produced.
Al JacksonSue Sullens
Al Jackson was an African American from Texas. Was very poor, shy quiet man built like a football player.Studied for short time in Chicago but was mostly self taught.Known for the water drops on his fruit. Born in mid 1940's and died of cancer in 2001.I have a very unusal pic which is of a skull and I have a more conventional one with peppers and pottery. I love Al Jackson and hope to acquire more.Would appreciate any more info on him. Sue
I have an original oil by Al Jackson from the early 1990s. I acquired the piece at a Chicago gallery called Centurion - on Michigan Avenue. The 16x20" oil is of golden delicious apples and a traditional tan water jug. Extraordinarily realistic work!
I have been searching for the artist that painted the two still life's I have in my office signed A Jackson. After viewing this site and seeing the still life work of Al Jackson I'm sure he painted them. Does anyone know anything about the artist you could share with me. I would very much appreciate knowing more about him and his life.