NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Estate of Ward Jackson and the Findlay Galleries are pleased to announce their partnership and exclusive representation.
Findlay Galleries is dedicated to Jackson's legacy and to furthering his contribution to the Minimalism movement of the 1960s. Gallery owner James R. Borynack commented, "Jackson's contribution to hard-edge painting and to Minimalism was profound and lasting. We are honored to represent his estate as we continue our efforts to build on the legacies of important American post-war painters."
On behalf of the estate, Rene Lynch and Julian Jackson added, "As heirs and caretakers of Ward Jackson's legacy, we are delighted that his estate is now represented by Findlay Galleries. Their deep commitment to mid - century American abstraction provides an excellent context for the ongoing appreciation of the importance of Ward Jackson's work."
Inspired by Piet Mondrian and Josef Albers, Jackson and his hard-edge geometric compositions held a presence in the New York art scene for more than 50 years. His works are in permanent collections of world-class museums and have been included in significant exhibitions.
Jackson became part of the fabric of New York while in college, exhibiting at JB Neumann's New Art Circle gallery on 57th Street from 1950-1952. After graduating in 1952, Jackson studied with Hans Hofmann. In 1956, he joined the 10th Street scene with a solo exhibition at Fleishman Gallery. Jackson held solo exhibitions there annually through 1960. Also in 1956, Jackson won first prize for painting at the New York City Center Gallery.
Jackson's black and white paintings were first exhibited at the Eleven Artists exhibition at the Kaymar Gallery in 1964. This seminal exhibition, organized by Dan Flavin, brought together artists identified with the Minimalism movement including Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, Robert Ryman, Jo Baer, Frank Stella, Larry Poons, and others.
The black and white paintings are among Jackson's best-known works and mark his first his use of crisp hard edges and the diamond format, elements that he continued to develop for the rest of his lifetime.
Findlay Galleries will mount a Ward Jackson Exhibition in November.
Notable exhibitions include:
- American Abstract Artists 11th Annual Exhibition, Riverside Museum, NY, 1949.
- Metropolitan Young Artists Show, National Arts Club, NY, 1959.
- Eleven Artists, Kaymar Gallery, NY, 1964.
- Exhibition at the White House, Washington, DC, 1967 – 1968.
- Geometric Abstraction and Minimalism in America, Guggenheim Museum, NY, 1989.
- Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, Guggenheim Museum, 2004.
Jackson's work is represented in museums globally, including:
- The British Museum, London, England
- The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY, NY
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
- The Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY
- The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
- The San Francisco MOCA, San Francisco, CA
- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY
- The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Frederick Clark, Findlay Galleries, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-212-421-5390
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