|JAMES F. JACKSON
F. Jackson has resided in the Rocky Mountain region most of his life,
living in Wyoming and Colorado. His studio is in Sheridan, Wyoming. He
attended the University of Wyoming where he earned his Master of Fine
Arts degree in 1981. While there, he taught in the Comprehensive Design
Program and worked as Curator of Exhibits at the University of Wyoming
Art Museum. He received a scholarship and traveled to Europe for nine
months of study. After graduating, Jim spent some time in northern
Wyoming and worked as an “artist in residence” at the Ucross Foundation.
Soon after, he moved to Denver, Colorado and sold his paintings out of
the Kyle Belding Gallery, one of Denver’s finest galleries. During this
time he completed a large award winning mural (15x85’feet) located in
the Symphony Towers Complex in San Diego, California, among many other
commissioned works and paintings.
with his career in the Fine Arts, Jim has also developed a career in
the Applied Arts. He designs and constructs fine custom leatherwork for
Kings Saddlery, Wyoming’s famous saddle shop. Throughout his career he
has continually developed his expertise as a fine leather craftsman.
Over the past 35 years, Jim has built an international reputation and
has completed works for Presidents Ronald Regan and Bill Clinton,
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as well as Anthony Hopkins, Ted
Turner, David Letterman, Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley, Robert Redford,
Tommy Lee Jones and many other well known individuals. He has lectured
and demonstrated the processes of leather carving at the King’s Western
Museum where his shop is located. He taught carving and design workshops
at the “Gathering of The Masters” in Sheridan, Wyoming; the
Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles, California; the University of
Queensland in Brisbane, Australia; and most recently in Tokyo, Nara, and
has combined the experience of many years in a well respected saddle
shop with an extensive background in the Fine Arts, to create works that
hold the essence of the rich western culture found in the Rocky
Mountain region of Wyoming and Colorado.
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