Art of the day: SPITBALL by Tony Smith
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Rest in Peace,
Art for all time: John Jackson, rest in peace
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 08/18/2006 - 16:46.
John Jackson, "Green Goddess", 2005: Graphite, charcoal, and paint on paper
Wonderful Northeast Ohio artist John Jackson was lost to the community on August 18, 2006, in a double murder that also took the life of great photographer Masumi Hayashi. John was a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and was represented by Dead Horse Gallery, where I remember seeing John's work and meeting the artist. Last year, John was featured in the Cleveland Museum of Art NEO 2005 show with the work shown above and linked here. As Dead Horse Gallery is now closed and their site is off line, this is the only work of the artist I could find on-line - please fell free to post links to more of his work, which is fascinating.
As with the loss of Masumi, one cannot overstate the tragedy for the Northeast Ohio arts community from this loss. Rest in peace John Jackson... thank you for your lifetime contribution to the betterment of Northeast Ohio and the world of art... no more worthy gift may I imagine.