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Artist of the moment………Nathan Jackson

 

 

Nathan Jackson is a First Nations artist representing the Sockeye clan of the Chilkoot Tlingit people. Nathan Jackson was born in 1938. Jackson renown for his totem poles but like many First Nations artists is capable of working in any size and any medium.

The artist served in the military.

When he was a young man Jackson began a career as a commercial fisherman. He became ill with pneumonia and spent time in hospital and was unable to fish. During this time he began carving small totem poles.

Jackson attended the Institute of the American Indian Arts located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The artist is also a wonderful teacher and educator who enjoys passing on his skills and sense of culture to the younger generation.

Jackson is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

He and his family live in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

 

Below an interview with Nathan Jackson that took place in 1976:

Jackson is a very accomplished artist in any medium he chooses.

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