- Also known as
Francis Ernest Jackson
primary name: Jackson, Francis Ernest
other name: Jackson, Ernest
other name: Jackson, F Ernest
- individual; printmaker; British; Male
- Life dates
- Teacher, painter (of portraits and other subjects), draughtsman, poster designer and lithographer; born 15 August 1872 at Huddersfield, son of a printer. Apprenticed as a lithographer in Leeds; then studied in Paris under Bouguereau, Ferrier, J.-P. Laurens and Constant, afterwards returning to England where he designed posters and practised lithography; 1902-21 taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and other London County Council Art Schools. 1907, one of the founders of the periodical "The Neolith"; 1908, one of four founder members of the Senefelder Club; 1909, member of the Society of Painters in Tempera becoming Secretary in 1922; 1913, helped fournd "The Imprint"; in charge of propaganda lithography for the Ministry of Information in the 1914-18 war and in 1917 acted as technical adviser to the Ministry of Information's series of lithographs, "Britain's Efforts and Ideals", one of which he produced; 1915, helped to found the Design and Industries Association; from 1916, member of the Art Workers' Guild, Master,1928; 1921-39, taught drawing at the R.A. Schools; 1921-40, taught at the Byam Shaw School becoming Principal in 1926 (the post was held, technically, until Jackson's death although the School closed down temporarily in 1940 during the Second World War); 1926, elected Member of the Faculty of Painting, British School at Rome, 1938-1945, Chair of the Faculty. 1944, A.R.A. Died at Oxford 11 March 1945 following a road accident. Memorial exhibition at the Beaux Arts Gallery 1946.
- F.E.Jackson's papers are in the Tate Archives
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964.
F.Ernest Jackson and his School, (exh.cat.), Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2000 (with biography by J.G. P. Delaney and catalogue compiled by Jon Whiteley)