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Frederick William Jackson, 1859-1918

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1859
Place of Birth: Middleton
Date of Death: 1918
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Identity:

Frederick William Jackson was a landscape and marine painter.

Life:

Jackson, who painted landscapes in both oil and watercolour, and created decorative designs for tiles, studied at Oldham School of Art and Manchester Academy, as well as in Paris under J. Lefebvre and Boulanger. He also learnt much from his travels in Italy and Morocco.

From 1880 Jackson was an active exhibitor in Britain, showing at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of British Artists, New English Art Club and Goupil Gallery in London, as well as at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. He entered into membership of the New English Art Club in 1886, two years before JW exhibited with the group, and of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1894, six years after JW's Presidency.

Jackson was amongst those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on becoming an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889 (#00631).

Bibliography:

Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Woodbridge, 1971; Johnson, J., and Anna Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.