About Harry Jackson
Harry Jackson April 18, 1924 – April 25, 2011 1961•64 Buys land in Camaiore, Italy, where he builds a studio and house in 1961 and workshop and foundry in 1964. Meets Thomas Hart Benton in Kansas City, Missouri. One-man show at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1961. Divorced from Joan in 1962 after five years’ separation. Marries Sarah Mason. Bronze monument of Roman poet-folksinger Sor Capanna for the Piazza dei Mercanti, Rome, dedicated in 1963. Befriends Paul Manship, who sponsors him for National Sculpture Society. Completes Range Burial painting which in 1964 is central work in major one-man shows at the Kennedy Galleries, New York; the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Cody. Commissioned by Richard King Mellon Foundation to do major mural and mosaics, River, Road and Point, for the Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh.