Works in the Collection
Ronald Jackson was born in 1970, the youngest of eleven siblings in a farming family and grew up in the rural Arkansas Delta. In 1988, Jackson moved to California to study Architectural Design at Mission Viejo College, taking only one art class in oil painting. He withdrew from the Architectural program, married, and joined the U.S. Army in 1992. Halfway through his military career, Jackson decided to plan for a post-military career as an artist and painter and began researching and studying art. In 2010, he entered his first exhibition at Glave Kocen Gallery and received the Best of Show award, marking the beginning of the public recognition of his work. In 2011, Jackson had his first solo exhibition at the Libertytown Arts Workshop, in which he displayed a series of works that included over forty paintings. In 2013, he returned to Libertytown for a second show which included nearly fifty new works. He has since exhibited in solo or group shows at Gallery Golmok in South Korea, the Elegba Folklore Society, and Galerie Myrtis. He retired from the Army in 2014 after 21 years of service.