Uncategorized | May 30, 2014
He sang at Carnegie Hall, painted with Jackson Pollock, made a sculpture of John Wayne and was a favorite of Ronald Regan, who had eight of his works at the White House. He was from Wyoming and his name was Harry Jackson.
A temporary exhibit “Harry Jackson: Wyoming Influences” featuring works of the prominent Wyoming artist is on display at the Wyoming State Museum through September 23.
Most people recognize Jackson for sculpting such masterpieces as “The Marshal,” “Two Champs,” and the breathtaking “Stampede” and “Range Burial” duo. But before he became known world-wide for his Western sculpture, he was a cowboy, a United States Marine, a combat artist, and an acclaimed Abstract Expressionist painter.
Jackson’s passion for art took him in many different directions during his life, all of which resulted in an astounding collection of uniquely American art with a universal appeal. His works redefine Wyoming and its art status culturally in the country, and maybe even globally.
A special thank you to Handle With Care, LLC, for generously donating the shipping of the artwork from Cody to Cheyenne.
Wyoming State Museum is located at 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Mark Brammer at (307)777-7025