Sunday, December 02, 2007

A Little Culture

Everett Gee Jackson was my great uncle. He was known to everybody in the family as "Beency," which is what his brothers and sisters called him. There are some of his other works pictured at the link.

SAN DIEGO MUSEUM of ART | Everett Gee Jackson: "Everett Gee Jackson/San Diego Modern, 1920–1955 November 3, 2007—January 27, 2008 This major retrospective organized by SDMA presents the work of Everett Gee Jackson, San Diego’s most important Modernist artist. Featuring more than 50 works that span the most significant and productive decades of the artist’s career, San Diego Modern presents a representative range of Jackson’s multi-faceted work, while contextualizing Jackson within the broader scope of mid-twentieth century American modernism."

6 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Wow. I love these paintings. Wish I could go to San Diego for this and other reasons.

Bill Crider said...

About a month ago, my family had a sort of mini-reunion there with the local cousins. I had to miss it, but they all had a great time without me.

todd mason said...

Since I don't know you well enough to give you the business, I'll ask earnestly, Bill...any other artists in the family, aside from you and your great-uncle?

Bill Crider said...

As far as I know, we're the only professional ones, and thanks for including me. Beency is the more famous of the two, for sure. And his wife, Eileen, wrote the society column for one of the S. D. papers for many years. She was quite a character in her own right.

Lauren said...

Bill, you wrote "Beeny" instead of "Beency" on this post. Just thought I'd call it to your attention.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Lauren. I need a sharp editorial eye to help me out.