Hazel Brill Jackson, [Morgan Le Fay](235 views)
Signed on base:"Hazel Brill Jackson". Also with artist's monogram. In fine condition.
Hazel Brill Jackson spent most of her early childhood in Italy. Attending the Scuola Rosatti in Florence, Jackson enjoyed afternoons at the zoo, pursuing her favorite pastime: drawing animals. World War I forced the return of the Jackson family to the United States where they settled in Boston. Hazel spent the next four years at the Boston Museum School, where she studied with Bela Pratt and Charles Grafly. Jackson returned to Rome after the war, where she worked with Angelo Zanelli and later had her own studio. She began to exhibit both in Rome and Florence, and eventually became a member of the Circolo Artistico di Roma. Jackson returned to the United States in 1935 and opened a studio in Newburgh, New York. She continued to sculpt animals, concentrating on horse and dog portraits. In 1945, she was awarded the Ellin P. Speyer Prize by the National Academy of Design; she was awarded the prize again in 1949. The artist is represented in the Brookgreen Gardens collection by The Listeners, a sculpture group of raccoons. Don Quixote, now at Wellesley College won Jackson the Mahonri Young Memorial Prize from the National Academy of Design in 1965.
Dimensions: 9 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 12 in.
Artist or Maker: Jackson, Hazel Brill, American (1894-1991)
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