Herb Jackson Biography

Herb Jackson

American

1945-

Biography

Printmaker and painter Herb Jackson was born in 1945 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He began drawing and exhibiting at an early age, but did not study art formally until after he’d received his BA in German from Davidson College in 1967. He then earned his MFA form University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970. As an undergraduate in 1969, he began teaching at Davidson College, where he remains as chair of the art department today.  
 
Awards: SECCA Southeaster Seven Felloship (1981); North Carolina Visual Arts Fellowship (1984); NEA/SAF Fellowship (1986); Boswell Family Fellowship (2007). 
 
He has exhibited widely, both in the United States and abroad, and his work can be found the collections of: Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, California; British Museum, England; Boston Public Library, Illinois; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal; Sarah Lawrence University, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and many others.