This is the introduction and Forward to the “Harry Jackson” book published by Harry N. Abrams in 1980 and was written by Larry Pointer and Donald Goddard.
There was much more to happen in Harry Jackson’s life and much more artwork to be created. But he had already lived an epic life and this book captures it well during the peak of his fame. He had just completed the “Sacagawea 10′, painted” monument for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and was beginning work on the 21′ “The Horseman” monument that featured John Wayne for Great Western Financial Corporation at the request of the Wayne family. Then later in life he returned to painting as a primary focus and created masterpieces in the early 2000’s that are only now beginning to be seen and understood outside of his studio.
It is fitting that we begin to revisit this book on Wyoming’s Harry Jackson Day, April 18, 2015. We will be posting the chapters at the rate of one a month. Stay tuned for the next chapter in May.
The book is in a pdf file and being displayed with facing pages so you get the feeling for the wonderful large format and layout. If you hover over the lower right of the book display area on the webpage you should see some controls appear. They will allow you to zoom in or out of the pages to be able to read the actual text of the book.
Click Intro-Forward in new window to view chapter in it’s own full screen window. This is the best experience on a mobile device.