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ROBERT C. JACKSON: PAINTINGS
by Phillip Eliasoph
 
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“The assured, accomplished hand of Robert Jackson easily places him among our most important mid-career American Realist painters.  Although grounded in a technique that is near classical in its complex, meticulously rendered imagery, it is the subject matter itself, rife with giddy innuendo, that delights us with its irony, while still attesting to the precarious possibilities that greet – or threaten – us at the dawn of each new day.”  John W. Steetman III – Director Emeritus, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science

 

“If Jackson is riffing on the momento mori of Dutch still lifes, his own message veers much closer to “carpe diem.”  Joanne Silver for ARTnews

 

“What’s startling about his work is the sense of mix: of sophisticated and naïve, of high modernist art and 19th century trompe l’oeil and folk art, of witty philosophical mind games and silly popular jokes.  Notably, this is also the sort of strange mix of sensibilities one finds in the best American novelists, such as Mark Twain.”  Henry Adams, Ph.D.

 

“In the celebrated Brandywine Valley art scene, Kennett Square's Bob Jackson is the epitome of the talented dark horse toiling in the shadows—and this dark horse has a wicked sense of the absurd, turning out colorful, whimsical, meticulously rendered still lifes that both draw upon and subvert the American realist tradition.” – Hobart  Rowland for Main Line Today Magazine

 
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