John Jackson Collection

Studio of John Jackson

Sculptor, draftsman, printmaker, and painter John Jackson exhibited in solo and group shows in the Cleveland area and in Philadelphia. His works were included in the annual Sculpture Center show and the Cleveland Museum of Art May ShowGreen Goddess (seen above) is now part of the museum's collection and was exhibited in the NEO Show, 2005.

Table of Contents

Summary Information
Biographical/Historical note
Scope and Contents note
Administrative Information
Controlled Access Headings
discarded empty folders
Collection Inventory
Professional Materials
Personal Materials
Slides

Summary Information

Repository: Cleveland Museum of Art Archives
Creator: Jackson, John, 1954-2006
Title: John Jackson Collection
ID: 1111.139
Date [inclusive]: 1976-2006
Extent: 4.0 Cubic feet
Language: English

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Biographical/Historical note

The artist John Conway Jackson was a 1976 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work was marked by organic and architectural sculptural forms in sculpture and drawing. He lived and worked in Philadelphia before returning to Cleveland in 1994 where he earned a living as a carpenter in addition to creating his works of art. Jackson was longtime friends with his teacher and mentor, Edwin Mieczkowski, a member of the Anomina group and founder of the Op Art movement. Together they formed the New Cell group with Bea Mitchell, creating collaborative tondo drawings. Jackson was associated with Zygote Press where his work was featured in a posthumus exhibition "John Jackson: Works and Processes" in 2006.

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Scope and Contents note

A collection of artworks, sketchbooks, study materials, journals, and slides which document the creative process of John Jackson with ancillary materials showing his involvement in the Cleveland and Philadelphia art scenes. Contains some personal materials including correspondence, calendars, slides, and an oral history conducted posthumously with the artist's sisters and friend.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Ingalls Library and Museum Archives

11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH, 44106
216-707-2492
archives2@clevelandart.org

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Achala Wali.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Art -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
  • Artists -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
  • Jackson, John, 1954-2006
  • Sculpture -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
  • Sculpture, American - 20th Century
  • Watercolor painting, American--20th century

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discarded empty folders

Brecksville Theater on the Square, Eligibility Documentation (Originals)

Masumi's City Savings and Loan letter head, June 2006

micing & amps for Zygote piece 21 July 2006

PLasma Cutting Water Jet Notes, 13 July 2006

Work for City Savings and Loan

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Collection Inventory

Professional Materials 

Scope and Contents note

Materials relating to John Jackson's life as an artist.

Study materials 

Arrangement note

Materials sorted and filed by size: one oversize drawer, one oversize box [approximately 17" by 23"], one Hollinger legal size box, and one artifact box [approximately 6" by 8"]. No other order found or imposed. Includes six [6] rolled drawings with descriptions on tags.

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies, Drawings, Photographs, Watercolors, Architectural sketches.

Artworks 

Photographs 


  BoxFolder
Graphic materials 117
  BoxFolder
Graphic materials Oversize1
CabinetDrawer

A2019-039.1 - Newcell, circa 2000   114 x 116 cm (44 7/8 x 41 47/64 in.) drawing; watercolor and ink on paper; paper is scored in spiral pattern

Separated Materials note

see reference images: F:\LIBRARY\departments\Archives\findingaids\John Jackson\Artworks

Prints and Drawings storage4

A2019-039.2 - Thicket, February 2005   146 x 110 cm (57 1/2 x 43 5/16 in.) orange drawing; watercolor, charcoal and graphite on paper; signed bottom "J Jackson 2.05"

Separated Materials note

see reference images: F:\LIBRARY\departments\Archives\findingaids\John Jackson\Artworks

Processing Information note

title taken from 19 February 2005 journal entry

A2019-039.3 - Untitled [Large Gray Plant like Drawing], 2003   146 x 91 cm (57 1/2 x 35 13/16 in.) gray drawing; watercolor, charcoal and graphite on paper; dated bottom "5.2.03"

Processing Information note

title taken from 2 May 2003 journal entry

Separated Materials note

see reference images: F:\LIBRARY\departments\Archives\findingaids\John Jackson\Artworks

A2019-039.4 - Untitled, 1980   91 x 126 cm (35 13/16 x 49 19/32 in.) green drawing; watercolor, charcoal and [pastel?] on paper; signed bottom "J Jackson '80"

Separated Materials note

see reference images: F:\LIBRARY\departments\Archives\findingaids\John Jackson\Artworks

A2019-039.5 - Infinite Drawing, 2006   86 x 106 cm (33 55/64 x 41 47/64 in.) drawing; watercolor, graphite and [acrylic?] on paper; annotated on verso "infinite drwg" and "rolled 5.'06 at tiem mof flr pnt'g"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

rolled on 4 1/2 in. tube

Sketchbooks and Drawings 

BoxFolder

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1976 

11

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1976 

12

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1977 

13

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1977 

14

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1977 

15

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1977 

16

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1978 

21

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1978 

22

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1978-1979 

23

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1978-1979 

24

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1979 

25

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1979 

31

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1980 

32

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1980-1981 

33

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1981 

34

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1981-1982 

35

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1983 

36

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1983-1984 

41

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1985-1986 

42

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1988-1989 

43

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1989-1990 

44

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1990-1993 

51

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1994-1995 

52

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1997-1999 

53

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1998-1999 

54

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 1999 

61

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2000 

62

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2000 

63

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2000 

64

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2001 

65

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2001 

71

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2001-2002 

72

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2001-2002 

73

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2002-2003 

74

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2003 

75

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2003 

81

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2003-2004 

82

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2004-2005 

84

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2004-2005 

91

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2004-2005 

92

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2003-2005 

83

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 2005-2006 

93

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook undated 

94

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook undated 

95

Artist Sketchbook/Notebook 

96
BoxFolder

Artist's Statements/Cover Letters circa 1990 - 2006 

101

Art Objects [2 compact discs] circa September 2006 

102

Business Cards 

103

Curricula Vitae 1984-2004 

104

Dead Horse Gallery 2000-2001 

105

Graphic Sampler 


  BoxFolder
Graphic materials 106
  BoxFolder
Graphic materials Oversize2
BoxFolder

Journals - Delaware Water Gap 1970s 

107

Journals 1994-1995 

108

Journals 1996-2000 

111

Journals 2000-2002 

112

Journals 2002-2004 

113

Journals 2004-2005 

114

Journals 2005-2006 

115

The NEO Show 2005 

116

Newcell 1999-2001 

117

Newspaper Clippings 

118

Price List and Lists of Work 

119

Price List and Lists of Work [slides] 1996 

1110

Show Cards [Nova Open Studio] 

1111

Show Cards [Ohio] 

1112

Show Cards [other artists, Mieczkowski, Mitchell] 

1113

Show Cards [Philadelphia] 

1114

West Side Artists Innertube 

1115

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Personal Materials 

Scope and Contents note

Materials relating to John Jackson's life as a person.

BoxFolder

Address Book 

121

Answering Machine Message [compact disc] 

122

Article - Utter, Douglas Max. "In Memoriam John Jackson and Masumi Hayashi." Cleveland Free Times, August 23 - 29, 2006. 

122

Calendars 1986-1987 

123

Calendars 1988-1990 

124

Calendars 1994, 1997, 1999 

125

Calendars 2001, 2003 

126

Calendars 2004 

131

Calendars 2006 

132

Classical Music List [alphabetical] 

133

Correspondence - General 

134

Correspondence - Bermon, Nancy & Singleton, Chuck 1996 - 2002, undated 

135

Correspondence - Brolly, Lynne & Michael 1995-2002 

136

Correspondence - Chernin, Roni 1996-1998 

137

Correspondence - Mieczkowski, Ed & Chloe 1996-2003 

138

Correspondence - Sorensen, Sally Jo 1985 - 1987, undated 

139

Correspondence - Tassi, Margo 1996 - 2003, undated 

1310

Correspondence - Terpenning, Pete & Laura 

1311

Correspondence - Zakin, Helen & Richard 1972-2005 

1312

Corrsepondence - Zakin, Helen & Richard undated 

1313

Correspondence - [unknown surname], Carol & Dennis 1997-2003 

1314

Correspondence - [unknown surname], Charlie 1996 - 2003, undated 

1315

Correspondence - [unknown surname], Miae & Paul 1994 - 1999, undated 

1316

Essay - "An Introduction to, the Beat Ethic or, the Wisdom of Kerouac" John Jackson circa 1977[?] 

1317

Oral History 2018 October 11 

Separated Materials note

Recording and transcript stored in the electronic folder for Oral Histories.

BoxFolder

Photographs 1961-2006 

1318

Photographs 

1319

Vigil for Peace, August 24th, West Clinton Labyrinth [dvd] 24 August 2006 

1320

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Slides 

Scope and Contents note

Chiefly arranged by subject, editorial slides then object slides. Twelve [12] slide boxes and one [1] binder.

Processing Information note

Slides transferred to archival boxes. Titles transcribed as found on old boxes.

Bergamo, Vincenza [Bergamo, Vicenza, Italy] 

Box
1

Milan, Vinconza, Bereamo [Milan, Vincenza, Bergamo, Italy] 

Box
1

Florence, Venice 

Box
1

Florence, Altro Arno 

Box
1

Vennto [Venice?] 

Box
1

Perugina, Rome 

Box
1

Rome, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps 

Box
1

San Margaret, Alrle, Madrid 

Box
1

Gaudi in Barcelona 

Box
1

Barcelona, Gaudi 

Box
1

Barcelona, Gaudi 

2

Mike Or. 04, Mary 500's Or. 99 

Box
10

German Trip, 1.2.03, Prague 

Box
2

German Trip, 1.2.03, Dresden 

Box
2

German Trip, 1.2.03, Potsdam, Offenburg, Strasbourg 

Box
2

End of German Trip, '03, Local Shots, Shots of A.W. (2) 

Box
2

German Trip, 1.2.03, Berlin, Prague 

Box
2

All shots of the Apprentice Retires L.E.C. [?], College, Music St. Work, 6th St. Apt Philly. 

Box
3

Interest'g under exposed shots of work from Music St. Studio 

Box
3

PBAC Mural 

Box
3

Slides of Voodoo Child @ the Indian Frut 

Box
3

Mixed lot, includes Key West, Storm King[?], Philly works, Music St. [?] 

Box
3

Shots of Large & Small Clipper on the farm 

Box
3

Dark Sides of Death of the Wicked Uncle 

Box
3

Drug's Paint'g, Philly Dupes of 1st Shoot @ 1401- 1E, Lake Erie Collage Shots 

Box
3

Sculpture at the Lake, Wine Victory 

Box
3

Shots of Botanical Sight '66 Preformed, Farm in Crystal Palace '66, Drone Noise Orange, January 06 

Box
4

Ravine behind Farm, Bainbridge Barn, Shots of 1401 

Box
4

Tom C w/Turkey 

Box
4

[unlabeled slide packets - include artworks and buildings] 

Box
4

John Work 

Box
4

Blue Supes of Lake Erie College 

Box
5

Knocker Patterns 3-'96 

Box
5

Duplicates 96, Beck Center Show, Lake Erie College 

Box
5

Early States of Prayer Wheel & Cannon Fish 

Box
5

1st Shots of Aleer House, RTA Site @ W 25th St. 

Box
5

Meeting Time & Target, 98 

Box
5

RTA Site (2 na) 1.99 Slides of Wind Chimes 

Box
5

MTT Shoot 99, DVOT Newcelle & Newcelle 

Box
5

MT Shoot '99, Coke Town Scene, Geo Globe, & Newcelle 

Box
6

MT.T '99, Red Eye Target 

Box
6

Studio Shots of '00 & '01 Work, Shot of Clipper Model 

Box
6

Studio Shots of '00 & '01 Work, Shots of Indian Prince 

Box
6

Prints '04 Work @ Noal Saffrant the Hue Lotts, Steal Mills 

Box
6

Pisa & Italian Rivera Dev. in '96 

Box
6

Late Philly, Early Italy Trip, Mostly Milan 

Box
6

Boston Valley Pottery 

Box
7

Arch Interest [interesting architecture?] 

Box
7

Site Photo 

Box
7

Key West Keeper 

Box
8

[unlabeled slides probably Key West '88-'89] 

Box
8

Site - Photostudio 

Box
8

Notable Architecture of Buffalo - Sullivan 

Box
8

Alaskan Wilderness 

Box
8

900 Spruce 

Box
9

Richard Mem [Mememorial] 

Box
9

[unlabeled slides, architecture] 

Box
9

Cleveland Institute [of Art] 

Box
9

High School & Shots of Russian Modernist 

Box
9

3 Dim Work, 84-85 

Box
9

PBAC Wall Proposal 

Box
9

John Jackson Sculptures 

Box
10

John Jackson Paintings 

Box
10

John Doubles [paintings] 

Box
10

Slides of Work J. Bird Const. 

Box
10

Prints and Works from 616 S. 9th Small Works on Paper 

Box
10

616 S. 9th / 914 Clinton St. 926 SPRN-B [?] 

Box
11

Sculpture 86-87 / 914 Clinton 1986-1987 

Box
11

CRT YRD Exhibit' May '81/Court Yrd Show [Court Yard Show/Exhibit] May 1981 

Box
12

3rd St Show '86 [3rd Street Gallery Show] 1986 

Box
12

Third St Site Shots, Sept '86 [3rd Street Gallery Site Shots] September 1986 

Box
12

[unlabeled slides, object photography] 

Box
12

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