Here is a great piece for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep for yourself.
Martin Jackson is well known for his night scape wood prints. Jackson was with us from 1919 to 1986. Here you have one entitled. "The Burial" from 1947. Just a real morbid scene here with the hearse and the family and friends gathered for the burial of a friend. Check out the faces on the folks at the right. They look like ogres. And the one dude is looking up at the angel in the sky. There are three women dressed in white on the other side of the casket on their knees praying. Then flying above them and the horse drawn hearse is an angel with black wings. You see a rickety fence around the graveyard and then building structures in the background. Just a classic Jackson night scape piece here.
The matted piece was shrink wrapped at some time to protect it. The print looks pretty clean, some discoloration of the matting. The print is pencil signed by artist with the name of the piece and then "'47" for 1947 next to his name.
The matted piece is 20" tall, by 23-7/8" across, by 3/16" wide. The print within the matting is 10-13/16" tall, by 15.75" across. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
Some information about this artist from the internet;
Philadelphia artist Martin Jackson received his B.S. degree from Temple University and his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art. While at Tyler, he studied with Maxim B. Gottlieb, Franklin Watkins, and Earl Horter.
Jackson’s painting awards include: the Tiffany Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship from 1949 to 1952, the Butler Art Institute Prize, the Wallace Truman Prize, Corcoran Gallery of Art Purchase Prize, First Hallgarten Prize from the National Academy of Design, and the Emily Lowe Award
The artist served as Director of the New Hope Fine Arts Workshop and was an instructor at the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. He has lectured in art centers throughout the Delaware Valley.
Jackson’s paintings may be found in the collections of: the Library of Congress; the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Museum of Art in New Britain, Connecticut; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
We also have another Martin Jackson piece that we will be listing for sale separately in our online store. Here is the item ID # for it - 111624898563. Just enter the item number in the search line and the other Martin artwork will come up. Thanks.
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