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William D. Jackson

Faculty Emeritus in Painting, Sculpture, and Design


BA, University of New Hampshire
MFA, Indiana University

Mr. Jackson’s sculptures and paintings are included in collections in the United States, Canada, and Sweden. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at the Albany Institute of History and Art (Albany, Ny), Art Academy of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Oh), Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge, Ma), Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield, Ma), Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, Ma), Catonsville Community College (Catonsville, Md), Chesterwood (Glendale, Ma), Hudson Valley Community College (Troy, Ny), Indiana University Museum of Fine Art (Bloomington, In), Mussavi’s Art Center (New York, Ny), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Nova Scotia, Canada), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, Ny), Sculpture NOW on Main Street (Stockbridge, Ma; Lenox, Ma), Simon’s Rock (Great Barrington, Ma), Spencertown Academy (Spencertown, Ny), Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, Nh), The Rensselaerville Institute (Rensselaerville, Ny), University of Arizona Museum of Art (Tucson, Az), University of Hartford (Hartford, Ct), University of New Hampshire (Durham, Nh), Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, Ma), and Williamsville Sculpture Garden (Williamstown, Ma). Examples of his experimental computer graphics were included in the “Graphics Interface/Vision Interface ‘90” exhibition at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His lighting designs were selected for use at Chapel House, the interfaith center at the State University of New York at Albany. In 1993 he completed a commission to reproduce 1840s-period lighting for the interior renovation of the Putnam County Courthouse (Carmel, Ny). Other historic lighting restoration project sites include Ochre Court (Newport, Ri), The Fredrick Remington Art Museum (Ogdensburg, Ny), the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (St. Johnsbury, Vt), and the First Congregational Church, Great Barrington (Ma). Other historic preservation projects have included reproduction of architectural features for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Albany, Ny) and Montgomery Place (Annandale-on-Hudson, Ny). As part of the Renaissance Guild Sculpture Documentary Project, Mr. Jackson has produced a series of documentary video portraits of regional sculptors. His documentary video work has included projects for the Elbert Weinberg Trust, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Chesterwood. (1972–2011)