He was a combat artist for the Marine Corps in WWII, injured during the amphibious assault at Tarrawa and at Saipan.
He delved into abstract painting, and was close to Jackson Pollock in the 50s.
Later, he evolved into western sculpture in the 60s and beyond.
In 1980, the New York Times art critic, Hilton Kramer, called his career “unlike any other in the recent history of American art.” Like the wild horses he sculpted, Harry Jackson broke countless barriers in his life, moving easily from abstract painting to realist sculpture, and everything in between. He was a true maverick, with a gigantic spirit that expressed itself through all his work. Enjoy this site!
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