William F. Jackson (1850-1936)

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William F. Jackson -
William F. Jackson - William F. Jackson -
"Wood Interior along Sacramento River"
6 7/8" x 9 7/8"
Oil on canvas/board
Signed L.L.
Signed lower left
Artist's title on reverse

"…Sacramento's leading painter during the late nineteenth and early-twentieth century. Jackson launched into a career as a landscape painter, whose early works show the influence of his friend William Keith. In 1885 he became the curator of the newly-founded Crocker Art Gallery in Sacramento and served in that role for the next fifty years.

In the early twentieth century, Jackson expanded his repertory to include the newly-popular 'poppy paintings.' He was lauded by a San Francisco newspaper critic as having become an 'absolute master' of that subject."

Exerpt from: Meadows and Mountains/The Art of William F. Jackson by Alfred C. Harrison, Jr. - The North Point Gallery, San Francisco, 2009.