William F. Jackson (1850-1936)

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William F. Jackson -
"Marin County"
7 3/4" x 10 3/4"
Oil on canvas/board
Signed L.L.
Signed lower left
Maxwell Galleries label on reverse

In May 1885, Jackson was chosen as the instructor of the California School of Design in the E.B. Crocker Art Gallery which was sponsored by the California Museum Association. A few years later he was appointed Curator of the Art Gallery which position he held for over fifty years. In connection with his position, he maintained his private studio, first confining his efforts to portrait and figure painting and later becoming interested in landscape painting particularly depicting California poppy fields.