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Works by Harry Jackson

Art work by Harry Jackson, along with two saddles of his

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: NancyM


Friend Peter
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1.80 | 11-25-79 | Image height: 8.5 in, Image width: 5.625 in, Sheet height: 12 in, Sheet width: 8.5 in, Frame height: 17.25 in, Frame width: 13.25 in | Friend Peter | Gift of Harry Jackson | LRC: Harry, 11,25,79 | 1.80.JPG | Hassrick, Peter | Sacagawea | illustrated letter | watercolor on paper | pen and ink | Jackson, Harry

Sacajawea
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5.80 | 1980 | H: 114 in | Sacajawea | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Cashman, (C) Harry Jackson Trust 2006. All Rights Reserved. | on base: C Harry Jackson 1980/WYOMING FOUNDRY/STUDIOS CAMAIORE ITALY/SAJO 1P; on edge of robe: CAST FOR RICHARD CASHMAN | Restrictions: Some photo restrictions - See Contract Title: Sacagawea (artist prefers Sacajawea, 5/5/2009) | Quarterly Journal: Points West: Journal of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Summer 2003, cover and inside cover image | 5.80.JPG | 5.80.jpg | 5.80v1.jpg | 5.80.jpg | 5.80.jpg | 5.80v1.web.jpg | 5.80.jpg | 5.80v1.jpg | Sacagawea | Sacajawea | Pompey Charbonneau | Sculpture | painted bronze | Sacajawea Harry Jackson (b. 1924) 1980, painted bronze Cast by Wyoming Foundry Studios Camaiore, Italy Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Cashman © Harry Jackson Trust 2006. All Rights Reserved. Jackson began planning Sacajawea, a monumental sculpture, in the mid 1970s. The finished piece resides in the Cashman Greever Garden at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Observe the differences and similarities between the first working model (below) and the final piece. 5.80 | Jackson, Harry

Cosmos
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25.97 | 1996-1997 | H: 16.375 in, width: 13.5 in, L: 43 in | Cosmos | Gift of Gordon Barrows, David Leuschen, Robert Model and James Nielson | Harry Jackson (b. 1924)/living in Cody, Wyoming/Cosmos/1996-1997/Gift of Gordon Barrows, David Leuschen, Robert Model and James Nielson | back: (copyright mark)/ CS11P/ (copyright mark) | back: Harry Jackson 96/ Harry Jackson/ 1997 | 25.97.JPG | 25.97.jpg | 25.97.jpg | stampede | Sculpture | egg tempera | bronze | Jackson, Harry

The Flagbearer
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12.02.5 | 1983 | H: 26.25 in, width: 28.5 in, depth: 12 in, Base Height: 1.75 in, Base Width: 19 in, base depth: 7.5 in | The Flagbearer | Gift in memory of Moya Olsen Lear | Harry Jackson (b. 1924) The Flagbearer 1983, bronze, polychrome dedicated cast, edition of 30 cast by Wyoming Foundry Studios, Camaiore, Italy As a veteran of World War II, Harry Jackson has experienced first hand the stirring events of war. His sculpture of a cavalry soldier galloping astride his horse, the American flag flying above his head, is a timeless image symbolic of liberty, freedom, and pride. By painting the bronze, Jackson enhanced the drama of the composition, bringing the figures to life. | bottom rear of bronze: [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1983 / [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1983 / TFP bottom front of bronze: Dearest Moya, Sound the Charge! / Love Harry front of base: THE FLAGBEARER / HARRY JACKSON | bottom rear of bronze: [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1983 / [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1983 / TFP | 12.02.5.jpg | Sculpture | polychrome | bronze | Jackson, Harry

Bronc Stomper
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22.62 | 1959 | H: 16.625 in, L: 13.75 in, width: 6 in, Base Length: 7.5 in, Base Width: 4 in | Bronc Stomper | Gift of Mrs. Frances Phelps Belden | "Bronc is short for bronco, the Spanish word for wild. Now, when you need to bust a thing fast, you stomp it. So the hand who convinces horses to work their hearts out willingly, and does it in no time flat, is called a buster, a breaker, a twister, or a stomper," explained the artist. | H Jackson 59 | 22.62.jpg | Animal | Cowboy | Sculpture | bronze | Harry Jackson (1924-2011) Bronc Stomper 1959, bronze Gift of Mrs. Frances Phelps Belden 22.62 “Bronc is short for bronco, the Spanish word for wild. Now, when you need to bust a thing fast, you stomp it. So the hand who convinces horses to work their hearts out willingly, and does it in no time flat, is called a buster, a breaker, a twister, or a stomper,” explained the artist. | Jackson, Harry

5.08.8
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5.08.8 | 1981 | H: 2.5 in, width: 3.125 in, depth: .75 in | Gift of Dick and Helen Cashman | front: for Dick/ Cashman WFS/ ITALIA | l.32.98.17.jpg | belt buckle | bronze | Jackson, Harry

Cowboy Jack
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5.85 | c. 1979 | H: 11.625 in, width: 11.625 in, depth: .625 in, Frame height: 12.25 in, Frame width: 12.25 in | Cowboy Jack | Given in the name of The Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario | Lower Left Corner: c(with a circle around it) H Jackson 1979/(thumbprint)CJ10/(foundry chop) WFS/Italia, Back - WFS 1984/ FB GF MG AD/WWOWE; Back of frame in pencil - 10 | Credit line: Anonymous. Source: Wishes to be anonymous - SEB | 5.85.JPG | 5.85.jpg | Cowboy | Sculpture | bronze on wood | Wyoming Foundry Studios, Inc. | Jackson, Harry

Gunsil
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5.76 | 1964 | H: 19.75 in, width: 6 in, L: 7.375 in, Base Length: 6.25 in, Base Width: 6.25 in | Gunsil | Gift of The Coe Foundation | Jackson created The Gunsil as an outgrowth of studies for the commissioned painting The Range Burial. In painting his bronzes, Jackson challenged the accepted precept of "truth of materials," and revived the ancient practice of applying paint to sculpture. According to the artist, the work "gunsil" is a belittling abbreviation of "gunslinger." The sculpture provides a variation on the theme of human vulnerability in the face of death. | HJackson66 1.P./c. | base located in VB.C39.S5 | 5.76.JPG | Cowboy | Sculpture | polychrome bronze | Jackson, Harry

Indian Mother and...
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19.91 | 1980 | H: 31.25 in, width: 36.25 in, depth: 29.75 in | Indian Mother and Child | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Cashman | This sculpture derived from the artist's work on the monumental sculpture of Sacagawea, done for a sculpture garden at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The historical person of Sacagawea, who traveled with Lewis and Clark, blended several roles--helpmate to the explorers, mother to her young child, victim who is restored to her family. The conflation of these roles may help to explain why Scagawea is one of the most often portrayed women in American art. | L side of sculpture: (in the outline of a box) WFS/ITALY/SBU/3 P/(inside a circle) c Harry Jackson 1980/ (inside a circle) c Harry Jackson 1980 | 19.91.jpg | child | Sacagawea | Indian | Pompey Charbonneau | mother | Sculpture | wood | bronze | polychrome | Jackson, Harry

Pony Express
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16.73 | 1967 | H: 17.75 in, L: 22 in, width: 13 in, base depth: 1.625 in, Base Length: 15.125 in, Base Width: 6.625 in | Pony Express | Gift of The Coe Foundation | The patina of a bronze sculpture is the surface film on the metal that comes from chemical changes, either naturally occurring or resulting from an application of acid designed to protect the surface and produce a colored effect. Since the Renaissance, bronze sculptures have usually been "patinaed," brushed with an acid. Different acids produce different colors, such as the greens, browns, and blackes typically associated with bronze sculptures. In addition to patinaed versions, Jackson likes to create painted editions of many of his works. For his painted sculptures, tempera paints are applied to the surface either to evoke realistic object colors or to convey an expressionist approach. To learn more, see Harry Jackson's publication Lost Wax Bronze Casting. This book traces the method of producing a bronze with Pony Express chosen to illustrate the process. | Top of base, front: FOR THE COES OF CODY/DEAR and LOYAL FRIENDS/c. Harry Jackson 1967, Back of base: 19 | 16.73.JPG | Man | Pony Express | horse | Sculpture | bronze | patina | Jackson, Harry

Sacajawea
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12.02.1 | 1977 | H: 26.25 in, width: 12.5 in, depth: 8 in | Sacajawea | Gift in memory of Moya Olsen Lear | Harry Jackson (1924-2011) Sacagawea, first working model 1977, bronze, patinaed dedicated cast, edition of 40 cast by Wyoming Foundry Studios, Camaiore, Italy | front of base: SACAGAWEA / FIRST WORKING MODEL / FOR A MONUMENT BY / HARRY JACKSON rear base: FOR MY DARLING BILL / WHO CARRIES ON / THE PIONEERING TRADITION / LOVE MOYA rear of robe: [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1977 | First Working Model | rear of robe: [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1977 | 12.02.1.jpg | Sculpture | patina | bronze | Harry Jackson (1924-2011) Sacajawea 1977, bronze dedicated cast, edition of 40 Wyoming Foundry Studios, Inc., Camaiore, Italy Gift in memory of Moya Olsen Lear This small sculpture is Jackson’s working model for his monumental Sacajawea. The final larger-than-life-size painted bronze is in the Center’s sculpture garden. | Jackson, Harry

1.69.6181
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1.69.6181 | 1925-1939 | size: 14.5 in | Harry Jackson Collection, acquired through the Mary Jester Allen Acquisition Fund | Montana skirts | 1.69.6181v2.jpg | 1.69.6181v3.jpg | 1.69.6181v1.jpg | A-frame | saddle | sheepskin | leather | metal | wood | Miles City Saddlery

1.69.6182
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1.69.6182 | ca. 1950 | size: 14 in | Harry Jackson Collection, acquired through the Mary Jester Allen Acquisition Fund | Saddle is signed by Harry Jackson, 2007 | 1.69.6182v1.jpg | 1.69.6182v3.jpg | 1.69.6182v4.jpg | 1.69.6182v2.jpg | roping | saddle | metal | leather | wood | sheepskin | Cord

Safe and Sound
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12.02.2 | 1982 | H: 19 in, width: 21 in, depth: 9 in, Base Height: 1.625 in, Base Width: 19.25 in, base depth: 7.5 in | Safe and Sound | Gift in memory of Moya Olsen Lear | Harry Jackson (b. 1924) Safe and Sound 1982, bronze, patinaed dedicated cast, edition of 60 cast by Wyoming Foundry Studios, Camaiore, Italy | rear bronze: FOR MOYA WITH LOVE / FROM YOUR "GODDAMNED SON IN LAW" / HARRY front bronze: [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1982 / SAS plaque front of base: SAFE AND SOUND / HARRY JACKSON | front bronze: [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1982 | 12.02.2.jpg | Sculpture | bronze | patina | Jackson, Harry

Sketch for "Buria...
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4.00 | September, 1959 | sight height: 18 in, sight width: 26 in, Frame height: 24.75 in, Frame width: 32 in | Sketch for "Burial of a Cowboy" | Gift of Joel and Marsha Bretan | white label on backing: #1214/X153 [green label:] NAME J-P/RECEIPT & ITEM NO./8163464/01 PHOTO DISPOSITION/G12C [white index card;written in pen:] wash drawing sketch/for/Burial of a Cowboy (underlined)/by Harry Jackson (1959) [LLC:] 18/iii/77 [LRC:] 252 East 78th St/NYC 10021; On verso of sketch, [LRC:] Jackson (in script)/1803/M71; On verso of mat [LL edge:] Breton (or Bretan)/+ Konecknik (or Konedenik) illegible [LR edge:] BAINBRIDGE 81/2M 068 | 4.00.jpg | Cowboy | burial | Drawing | wash on paper | Jackson, Harry

Stampede
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52.72 | 1959 | H: 15 in, Base Length: 56 in, Base Width: 13 in | Stampede | Gift of The Coe Foundation | LLF: Harry Jackson 1959, Stamped above artist's name: 1/4 | In preparing to paint The Stampede and The Range Burial, Jackson made sculptural studies and cast them in bronze. | 52.72.JPG | Animal | Group | Sculpture | bronze | Jackson, Harry

The Range Burial
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28.65 | 1963 | sight height: 111.25 in, sight width: 245.75 in, Frame height: 116.625 in, Frame width: 250.125 in | The Range Burial | Gift of the The Coe Foundation | Inspired by the French artist Gustave Courbet's monumental work Burial at Ornans (1850), Jackson sought to bring the emotions and sensibilities evoked by Courbet to life in a western context. Jackson saw many similarities between the sturdy, independent peasants of the plains of France and the men of the West. Cowboy songs about life and death also inspired the artist. | LR: Harry Jackson c. 1963 | 28.65.jpg | 28.65v1.jpg | 28.65.JPG | Animal | Group | Landscape | Cowboy | Painting | oil on canvas | Jackson, Harry

The Stampede
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29.65 | 1965 | sight height: 111.25 in, sight width: 245.75 in, Frame height: 116.625 in, Frame width: 250.125 in | The Stampede | Gift of The Coe Foundation | Painted as a companion to The Range Burial, The Stampede provides a tumultuous contrast to the quiet solemnity of the funeral scene. The cattle's wild panic during a fierce storm and the cowboy's tragic death contribute to the unsettling vigor of this work. Harry Jackson dedicated this painting in memory of painter Jackson Pollock, who was born in Cody, Wyoming. | LR: c.Harry Jackson 1965/Dedicated in memory of/the painter Jackson Pollock. | 29.65.JPG | 29.65.jpg | 29.65v1.jpg | Animal | Landscape | Group | Cowboy | Painting | oil on canvas | Jackson, Harry

The Trail Driver
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49.59 | 1956 | sight height: 84.25 in, sight width: 44 in, Frame height: 92 in, Frame width: 52 in | The Trail Driver | Gift of the artist | Jackson painted The Trail Driver at the Pitchfork Ranch in Meeteetse, Wyoming. During a trip to Europe he was inspired by the portraits of nobility by artists such as Diego Velazquez of Spain. Jackson wanted to celebrate the American cowboy with a similar heroic vision. | ULC: Harry Jackson/1956 | 494.59.JPG | 49.59.jpg | Cowboy | Painting | oil on canvas | Jackson, Harry

The Victor
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12.02.3 | 1991 | H: 41.125 in, width: 25.5 in, depth: 9.5 in, Base Height: 2 in, Base Width: 21.25 in, base depth: 9.625 in | The Victor | Gift in memory of Moya Olsen Lear | Harry Jackson (b. 1924) The Victor 1991, bronze, patinaed dedicated cast, edition of 40 cast by Wyoming Foundry Studios, Camaiore, Italy | rear of bronze: VR / Harry Jackson / [copyright symbol] 1991 right side of bronze: For dearest Moya, / from Harry, with / admiration and a never / ending sense of / victory. plaque front of base: HARRY JACSON (1924- ) / THE VICTOR 1991 / lost wax bronze. fire/acid patina | rear of bronze: VR / Harry Jackson / [copyright symbol] 1991 | 12.02.3.jpg | Sculpture | patina | bronze | Jackson, Harry

Two Champs
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12.02.4 | 1974 | H: 30.375 in, width: 15 in, depth: 16 in, Base Height: 1.5 in, base diameter: 8 in | Two Champs | Gift in memory of Moya Olsen Lear | Two Champs depicts the rodeo champion Clayton Danks riding Steamboat, the first nationally known bucking horse in America. The artist, as quoted in the publication Harry Jackson, said, "I want to show that you can't 'fit a ride' like that without finding the horse's center, and you can't get in the horse's center except through your own. You must go into where both centers are one. The moment they become two, you're in orbit." | rear of bronze: FOR BILL LEAR . THE CHAMP OF CHAMPS / WITH LOVE AND ADMIRATION / Harry / [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1974 front of bronze: CLAYTON DANKS / ON / OLD STEAMBOAT / TWO CHAMPS / 1907 / 1909 / CHEYENNE / WYOMING front of base: TWO CHAMPS / HARRY JACKSON | rear of bronze: Harry Jackson 1974 | 12.02.4.jpg | 12.02.4.jpg | 12.02.4.web.jpg | Sculpture | polychrome | bronze | Harry Jackson (b. 1924) Two Champs 1974, bronze, polychrome dedicated cast, edition of 20 cast by Wyoming Foundry Studios, Camaiore, Italy Two Champs depicts the rodeo champion Clayton Danks riding Steamboat, the first nationally known bucking horse in America. The artist, as quoted in the publication Harry Jackson, said, "I want to show that you can't 'fit a ride' like that without finding the horse's center, and you can't get in the horse's center except through your own. You must go into where both centers are one. The moment they become two, you're in orbit." | Harry Jackson (1924-2011) Two Champs 1974, polychrome bronze dedicated cast, edition of 20 Wyoming Foundry Studios, Inc., Gift in memory of Moya Olsen Lear 12.02.4 Two Champs depicts the rodeo champion Clayton Danks riding Steamboat, the first nationally known bucking horse in America. The artist captures a vortex of action, viewable from all sides. Despite the motion, the horse and rider are carefully balanced. | Jackson, Harry

Untitled
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5.99 | 1948 | H: 21.063 in, width: 25.938 in, Frame height: 25.5 in, Frame width: 29.5 in | Untitled | Gift of Anonymous Donor | Jackson's early success as an artist came in the post World War II period when he settled in New York and painted in an abstract style. He embraced the modernist vocabulary in art. This painting shows the influence of Cubism in the way that Jackson breaks up forms and uses space in a non-linear way. Although he received recognition as an Abstract Expressionist artist, Jackson later chose to leave New York for Wyoming and to return to portraying the human figure. | label on verso of frame: Barrison Art Galleries/ Fine Arts/ 1713 Chestnut Street/ Philadelphia, 3 Pa. [stamped on stretcher:] 25 THE/ LITTLE GALLERY/ EAST NEWARK, NJ [pencil inscripition on stretcher:] Harry A Shapiro/ Chatham CT E AJ/ 49 (superscript) th Locust AL4 5702 (illegible pencil inscription) Harry/ A Shapiro 5177 [center, left stretcher bar, partially obliterated by canvas) LITTLE GALLERY/ EAST NEWARK, NJ [written, right stretcher bar:] 5087 | 5.99.jpg | chair | plate | abstract | Painting | oil with sand | oil | canvas | Jackson, Harry

Washakie
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1.02 | 1978 | Image height: 36 in, Image width: 31 in, image depth: 16 in, overall height: 41 in, overall width: 31 in, overall depth: 15.75 in | Washakie | Gift of Dick and Helen Cashman | [front:] WASHAKIE/ FIRST WORKING MODEL/ FOR A MONUMENT/ HARRY JACKSON [back:] (copyright mark)/ WFS/ITALY/ WA 11 | Marble base. | 1.02.jpg | horse | Indian | Sculpture | patina | bronze | Jackson, Harry