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H J Jackson

Born 1938, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Jackson is a master of the art of lino-printing; he made his first single colour print at the age of 14 while still at school and partly on the strength of this was admitted to the Norwich School of Art from 1953-56 to study Graphic Design and where he was taught by the wood engraver Geoffrey Wales.

Subsequently he worked for thirty years in marketing and publicity, continuing to make prints in his spare time. In 1995 he was able to devote himself to his art full-time, exhibiting frequently and achieving a growing reputation for the quality of his work achieved through a multi-block technique in which successive plates are hand burnished in preference to the use of a printing press. A principal theme of his work has been the declining fishing industry in East Anglia featuring studies of harbours with their shrinking fleets and derelict boat sheds.

Jackson is a Senior Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, with whom he has exhibited since 1961, and member and regular exhibitor with the Society of Wood Engravers. He is also represented at several commercial galleries and print fairs in the UK.

Fish Wharf / 9