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African American Outsider Artist Black Joe Jackson Oil Painting
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Oil on board painting by African American Folk Artist Black Joe Jackson (1922-1997) of sharecroppers picking cotton along a creek. Born near Atlanta, Ga in 1920 to a poor share-cropper family, Jackson painted on board and used other available materials including house paint to create his art. He painted what he saw and remembered from his childhood. Born dyslexic as evidenced by his lettering, the painting is signed “Black Joe Jackson” and titled “Cotn Pikin at Crik”. Rarely did Jackson attempt landscape painting making this a rare find. In a custom frame, the painting measures site size 29.5” x 25.25”. Including frame the measurements are: 31.5" x 36", a perfect size for over a fireplace mantle.