Harry Jackson was a Marine Corps Sketch artist in WWII. As is the case with all sketch artists they are a Marine first and then on top of that they are sketch artists. He was involved in 3 amphibious assaults in the Pacific. He was wounded and received traumatic brain injuries that led to epilepsy and several other problems that continue to affect him to this day.
There is a very good article on the Marine Corps sketch artist program that will appear in the Sunday, July 18th edition of the New York Times. Here’s a link to an online version of the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/arts/design/18marines.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all . The artwork that accompanies the article can be viewed by clicking the link in the article to view the Marine Art slide show. It’s on the left hand side of the article at the top. Or you can just click this link to the slide show. Harry’s painting is the 8th slide in the show. If you want to see it directly here’s the direct link to his painting.
It’s written by Carol Kino who has her own website at: http://www.carolkino.com/. It uses Harry as the example of sketch artists from WWII and shows his painting “Tarrawa-Betio” from 1944. I think it has another title but I’ll have to research it and update the post later. I’ll do a later post on Harry’s WWII sketches and paintings.
Here’s some links:
The National Museum of the Marine Corps