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August 3 – September 28, 2019

The Watercolors of Paul Jackson

Sponsored by Leggett & Platt

 

Paul Jackson is an internationally renowned watercolor painter who has been recognized as one of the contemporary Master Painters of the World.

Last year, Watercolor Artist Magazine listed one of Jackson’s watercolors as being among the top 25 “to admire all over again” from among 6,500 works.

While Jackson is best known as a watercolorist, it is not his lone medium of work.  He designed the Missouri Commemorative State Quarter for the U.S. Mint and has designed Presidential Easter eggs for the White House three times.

However, it is his work as a watercolor painter that has gained him the most recognition. He was named a Master Painter of the World by International Artists Magazine, and he has been a featured speaker at the International Watercolor Masters Invitational in Lushan, China. His work has appeared on the cover of Artist’s Magazine four times and it has been featured in American Artist magazine, Watercolor magazine, Forbes Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, among numerous other publications.

He is signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society and he was awarded honorary membership in the Missouri Watercolor Society for his significant contributions to the visual arts. Last year, one of his works was selected for inclusion in the Missouri Watercolor Society’s international exhibition in Qingdao, China.    

Jackson’s pieces are in several private collections and are on display in the Missouri State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion and the state Supreme Court building.

 

 

 

 

 

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