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Portrait of Frank G. Jackson by Edward Samuel Harper


This three-quarter length portrait shows an artist stood in front of an Egyptian-style wall frieze and holding an open sketchbook and pen. It is dated and signed with the monogram of Edward Samuel Harper, teacher of Life Drawing at Birmingham School of Art for over thirty years (1885-1920). It depicts the artist Frank G Jackson at the time of his retirement from the Birmingham School of Art in 1898. A private teacher of drawing from 1852, Jackson taught at the School of Art for 34 years, starting as a Pupil Teacher in 1864, then becoming Teacher of Drawing, and from September 1877 to August 1898 as Second Master. Throughout his career Jackson continued to work as a designer for local manufacturers and was a member of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. A friend and influential tutor of Walter Langley (1852-1922) in the 1870s, Jackson lectured on perspective and taught analysis of ornament, design and advanced design at the School. He published a number of books on art education, beginning in 1852 with The Art Instructor, which he dedicated to Birmingham artist and his former teacher Samuel Lines (1778-1863). In 1891 he published Lessons on Decorative Design which was followed by Theory and Practise of Design in 1894.
Artist:Edward Samuel Harper
Artwork type:painting
Material:oil on canvas
Measurements:1488 x 1733 mm
Technique:painting
Date:1898
Location:BIAD School of Art Archive
Culture:English
Rights owner:BIAD have been unable to trace the copyright owner in this work. The Keeper of Archives would be glad to receive any information concerning ownership of rights in this work. We regret that this image is provided for reference only & reproductions cannot be supplied. For more information please contact the Keeper of Archives at BIAD.
Rights status:The copyright of the artwork is owned by a private individual. The copyright of this digital image is owned by BIAD. We regret that this image is provided for reference only and reproductions cannot be supplied. For more information please contact the Keeper of Archives at BIAD
Institution:Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

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