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About the artist

Robert C. Jackson (b. 1964 Kinston, NC) is the oldest of 5 brothers that were each born in different states around and about the Southeast. This transient lifestyle obviously followed Robert into his career path as he worked as an Electrical Engineer (designing radio systems for Motorola from 1986-1990) and then as an Assistant Pastor (for Cedar Ridge Community Church in Maryland from 1990-1996), before settling down to his full-time and fulfilling career as a contemporary still life artist (1996-present). Since then, all of these life experiences of his past inform and influence his creativity today. Robert's artwork can now be found exhibiting in galleries and museums coast to coast.

Presently, Robert lives in Kennett Square, PA with his wife and three children.


Robert Coleman Jackson
284 Longview Lane
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Kinston, N.C. October 17, 1964

BSEE University of Delaware 1986

Solo Exhibitions:

South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota (brochure)
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

Arden Gallery, Boston MA

Arden Gallery, Boston MA
Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science, Evansville IN (catalog)
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY (catalog)

Gallery Henoch, New York, NY (catalog)

Arden Gallery, Boston MA

Arden Gallery, Boston MA
Leslie Levy Fine Art, Scottsdale AZ

Arden Gallery, Boston MA

Wynne-Falconer Gallery, Chatham MA
Arden Gallery, Boston MA

Zenith Gallery, Washington DC
Arden Gallery, Boston MA
Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill NC

Arden Gallery, Boston MA
Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC

Delaware Division of the Arts, Wilmington DE
SomervilleManning Gallery, Greenville DE

Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill NC

Arden Gallery, Boston MA
Zenith Gallery, Washington DC

SomervilleManning Gallery, Greenville DE
Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill NC

Zenith Gallery, Washington DC

SomervilleManning Gallery, Greenville DE
Zenith Gallery, Washington DC
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD

Selected Group Exhibitions, Awards:

“Contemporary Realism,” Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

“Feast for the Eyes,” Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
“Centennial Exhibition,” Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE
“Realism Invitational,” MA Doran Gallery, Tulsa OK
“Holiday Group Show,” Gallery Henoch, New York, New York

“Celebrating Four Decades of Collecting,” Brandywine River Museum,
Chadds Ford, PA
“Realism,” Pismo Gallery, Aspen CO
“Group Show,” Gallery 1261, Denver CO
“Appetite,” Gallery Henoch, New York, New York

“Reality Check,” Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford PA
“Trompe L’Oeil” Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE
"Corporate Collections," Republic Plaza, Denver CO
“Reality Boost,” Gallery 1261, Denver CO
“Still Life,” Peterson Cody Gallery, Santa Fe NM
“The Perfect Valentine,” MADoran Gallery, Tulsa OK
“Between Realities,” Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA

“Still Life,” Gallery Henoch, NY NY
“Winter Group Show,” Gallery Henoch, NY NY
“Realism Invitational,” MADoran Gallery, Tulsa OK
“Inaugural Inspiration,” Zenith Gallery, Washington DC
"Food Glorious Food V," Zenith Gallery, Washington DC
“Beyond the Object Project,” Gallery 1261 Denver CO

“Group Show,” Gallery Henoch, NY NY
“Gift Of Art,” Deborah Young Gallery, Sausalito CA
“Small Works Show,” Gallery 1261, Denver CO
“Trompe L’oeil,” SomervilleManning Gallery, Greenville DE
“Realism by Artists in the Philbrook’s Object Project,” MADoran Gallery, Tulsa OK
“Challenging the Still Life,” Gallery 1261, Denver CO
“Zenith for Real,” Zenith Gallery, Washington DC

The Object Project, Evansville Museum, IN; Greenville Museum, SC; Philbrook Museum, OK; Hunter Museum, TN; Museum of Outdoor Arts, CO

Summer Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver CO

Salon d'Arts Denver, Colorado History Museum, Denver CO
"Food Glorious Food II," Zenith Gallery, Washington DC
"My Favorite Things," Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte NC

"Food Glorious Food," Zenith Gallery, Washington DC
“Allied Artists Invitational Traveling Exhibition” (2003-2005)

“Jackson 4,” Delaware Art Museum Sales Gallery, Wilmington, DE

"Annual Realism Invitational," M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa OK (2001,2002))

"Annual Realism Invitational," Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco CA, (2001, 2000)

"Contemporary Realism II," Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth TX
"Emerging Artists," Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco CA, (2000)
USArtists2001, 33rd St. Armory, Philadelphia PA, (2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996)
"Feathers and Sticks," Bennett Galleries, Knoxville TN
Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington DE
"Allied Artists at the Butler," Butler Art Institute, Youngstown OH

"Realism Today," John Pence Gallery—American Artist Magazine, San Francisco, CA
"Realistic Vision," Cudahy's Gallery, Richmond VA
"Still Life" Bennett Galleries, Knoxville TN

Allied Artists of America, Inc. Annual Exhibition, New York NY, (1997, 1996)
"Still Life Invitational," Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill NC
"Still," Kougeas Gallery, Boston, MA
"Off the Wall Humor," Zenith Gallery, Washington DC

"Realism '98," Parkersburg Art Ctr, Parkersburg WV, People's Choice Award

Public Collections:
Brandywine River Museum
New Britain Museum of American Art
Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science
Seven Bridges Foundation
Delaware Art Museum



  • A Wry Theatre: The Art of Robert C. Jackson, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science, John W. Streetman III (catalog) 2012
  • Eliasoph, Philip Robert C. Jackson: Paintings, Schiffer Publishing 2012
  • Rooney, E. Ashley 100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic, Schiffer Publishing 2011
  • Stiffler, Scott, “Three to know, who’ll grow on you,” Chelsea Now, 3/24
  • Quillman, Catherine 100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley Schiffer Publishing 2010
  • American Arts Quarterly, “Gallery Henoch,” Winter 2010
  • Hall, Kim. Robert C. Jackson: Finding the Right Fit (Cover), Art Calendar, September 2009
  • O’Hern, John, On the Lighter Side, American Art Collector, April 2009, Issue 42
  • American Art Collector, “Robert C. Jackson: Conceptual Realities,” March 2009, Issue 41
  • Goslow, Brian. “Robert C. Jackson: Stories” (Cover), Artscope, May/June 2008
  • Object Project, Evansville Museum of Art, M. Stephen Doherty (hardback catalog) 2007
  • Doherty, M Stephen, “Object Project: Common Subjects, Uncommon Results,” American Artist, October 2007
  • American Art Collector, "Robert Jackson"(Cover), January 2007, Issue 15
  • Drost, Jane. Recipe for Success, ArtNews, June 2006
  • Southwest Art, Masters Show at Salon, June 2006
  • American Art Collector, June Art Fair Preview, June 2006, Issue 12
  • The Rambler, Painted Narration, Jan-Feb 2006
  • McQuaid, Cate. Gallery Pick – Robert C. Jackson, Boston Globe, Sept 15, 2005
  • McQuaid, Cate. “Three Shows Shake Up Summer Art Doldrums,” Boston Globe, Aug 20, 2004
  • Magner, Jim. “Art on Capitol Hill and Beyond,” Hill Rag, Cover and article, January 2004
  • New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Issue # 45, May 2003 and Issue #15 1998
  • Out & About Magazine (Delaware), Cover Art, August 2002
  • Fourth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery Catalog, June 2002
  • American Artist, “Realism Today,” October 2000
  • Third Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery Catalog, June 2001
  • Viksjo, Cathy. "Robert Jackson" Chester County Town and Country, Summer 2000
  • Second Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery Catalog, June 2000
  • Ganglehoff, Bonnie. "Robert Jackson - Wit and Whimsy" SouthwestArt, May 2000
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