OSMAN "AJAX" JACKSON
WOOD, AMERICAN, C.1930
Osman Ajax Jackson
Ajax Jackson was born in West Bend, Indiana on August 30, 1902.
In 1920 he moved to California, settling in Berkeley. Initially a painter, Jackson abandoned painting for sculpting during the 1920s. He then studied at the CCAC under Bufano. He married the artist Gordena Parker Jackson and lived in the Berkeley hills in a house of his own construction until his death on Aug. 10, 1987.
Jackson's work consists mainly of small, wooden figures under three-feet tall. He exhibited at the Berkeley League of FA, 1924; California Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1931; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1938; and San Francisco Art Association, 1939.