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William F. Jackson (1850 - 1936)

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William F. Jackson - Wildflowers by a Lake
"Wildflowers by a Lake"

William F. Jackson - Biography

William F. Jackson was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1850.  At age 12 he crossed the plains with his parents in a covered wagon and settled in Sacramento. He received his early education in the public schools there and then studied art at the School of Design in San Francisco under Virgil Williams and Benoni Irwin.

Upon returning to Sacramento in 1880, he opened a studio and made many painting trips along the American River and around Donner Lake, often accompanied by his close friend William Keith.

William F. Jackson - Sacramento Valley
"Sacramento Valley"

When the Crocker family deeded their art gallery to the city of Sacramento in 1884, Jackson became the curator and director of their new art school. He continued working at the gallery while serving as an art judge at the state fairs until his death on Jan. 9, 1936.

A plein-air painter, his landscapes with rolling fields of poppies and lupines are greatly sought after by collectors.

Exh: SFAA, 1878-1905; Calif. State Fair, 1880-1901 (gold medal); Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909; Sacramento Art League, 1912; Calif. Artists, Golden Gate Park Museum, 1915; Kingsley Art Club, 1931. In: Crocker Museum; Sutter and Rotary Clubs (Sacramento); Irvine (CA) Museum.

William F. Jackson - California Landscape with Poppies and Lupines Near Sacramento
"California Landscape with Poppies and Lupines Near Sacramento"