by Morris Jackson
Morris Jackson’s drawing began as doodling during class in high school in Bethesda, Maryland. He developed his style while getting a bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Michigan, and continued to draw while failing out of graduate school and working at various jobs, but he did not begin to exhibit his work until he was 30-years old and working in the Cataloging Department of the library at the Ohio State University. At that point he tried to make up for lost time by submitting work for practically every possible exhibit, and eventually he managed to exhibit at nearly every possible venue in the Columbus area and numerous locales around Ohio, as well at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana. In 2004 he was included in the Midwest edition of New American Painters. In 2005, he won the 3rd best in show at the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Since 2006 Morris has been represented by the Lindsay Gallery, and that has led to his to work being shown at the Intuit Art Show in Chicago, and the Outsiders Art Fair in New York.