James R. Jackson CV
Curriculum Vitae of James Ranalph Jackson (1882 - 1975)

James R Jackson 19181882 Born 3 July, Palmerston, New Zealand

1890 Arrives Sydney Australia

1896 Studies with Frank Mahony and Royal Art Society

1902 Attends J.S. Watkins Art School

1906 Travels to London

1906 Studies at Frank Brangwyn's Hammersmith Studio

1906 Travels to Paris and studies at Academy Colarossi

1907 Travels to Italy, France and Spain

James R Jackson, c1918

1908 Returns to Sydney; joins Royal Art Society and exhibits in RAS group show

1916-33 member of the Australian Art Association, Melbourne, with regular exhibitions there

1917-26 Teaches at Royal Art Society School

1920 First solo exhibition at Gayfield Shaw Art Salon, Sydney

1920s - 1960s Wynne Prize finalist

1922 First solo exhibition at Decoration Galleries, Collins Street, Melbourne

1923 Archibald Prize finalist

1923 Exhibition of 212 paintings by Australian artists in London; included with 2 paintings

1924 "Middle Harbour from Manly Heights" first painting acquired for the yet to be established Manly Art Gallery & Museum

1924 Marries Dora Toovey

1926 Travels to Europe with Dora and paints in France, Italy, Switzerland, England and Spain

1928 Returns to Sydney

1928 One man show in Sydney

1929 Daughter Jacqueline born

1930 Builds house at Battle Boulevarde, Seaforth/Sydney

Jackson and Toovey 19311930s Lives and camps around Gloucester

1936 Establishes home and studio in James Street, Mosman/Sydney

1936 Son Murray born

1937 Foundation member of the Australian Academy of Art, with regular exhibitions until 1946

1937 Exhibits at David Jones Art Gallery

James and Dora with Jacqui, 1931

1930s Jackson Street in Ermington, Sydney, is named after James R. Jackson (other artists commemorated in the 1930s housing estate are Hilder, Ashton, Liste,r Coffey, Heysen and Lindsay)

1946 Paints in country Victoria (Mount Macedon, Dandenongs, Mount Gisborne, Mornington Peninsula)

1946 Exhibits 50 paintings at Sedon Galleries, Melbourne showing the artist's work until the mid-1960s

1947 Divorce from Dora Toovey

1947 Exhibition at Centennial Galleries, Brisbane

1949 Exhibits in group show Work of 12 Artists at Sedon Galleries, Melbourne, along works by Frederick
McCubbin, Tom Roberts and Hans Heysen

Jackson 19571950 Visits family in New Zealand

1950s Paints in Northern New South Wales

1954 Solo exhibition in Brisbane at Moreton Galleries

1959 Solo show at Moreton Galleries, Brisbane

1972 Last solo exhibition at Block Galleries, Melbourne

1975, 9 September, dies in Sydney

James R .Jackson on right, c.1957-58

1991 James R. Jackson - Art was his life, by Jacqueline Jackson,
Bay Books

7 December 2012 - 27 January 2013:
Early Impressions - James R. Jackson (1882 - 1975)
Exhibition of early paintings at Manly Art Gallery & Museum 

James R. Jackson's paintings are represented in:

  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales (16 works)
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • National Gallery of Victoria*
  • Manly Art Gallery
  • Mosman Art Gallery
  • Newcastle Art Gallery
  • New England Regional Art Gallery
  • Tamworth Art Gallery
  • Castlemaine Art Gallery
  • Benalla Art Gallery
  • Numerous private collections
*The four works by Jackson in the NGV collection were acquired through the Alfred Felton bequest:
  • Acquired 1926: Valley of Tharwa, Murrumbidgee, 1925
  • Acquired 1928: Bridge at Chioggia, Venice, 1907
  • Acquired 1935: A Fishing Village, c1935
  • Acquired 1936: Harbour from Seaforth

Art Quest letterPrizes:
  • 1924 Manly Art Prize
  • 1929 Prize in State Theatre Art Quest
  • 1942 Geroge MacKay Prize
  • 1960 Prize in Royal Agricultural Society Easter Show, Sydney
  • 1960 Prize in Royal Agricultural Society Easter Show, Sydney
  • 1961 Winner of the W.D. & H.O. Wills Art Competition with 'Luna Park'
  • 1962 Manly Art Prize
  • 1962 Grafton Art Prize

Letter by the State Theatre Director to Jackson dated 22/5/1929.
"It affords me and my co-directors extreme pleasure to forward you
the enclosed cheque for the sum of 105 representing the prize
awarded your picture by the judges in the Australian Art Quest. ..."

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