Frederick William Jackson RBA (1859 – 1918)
Children Playing on a Beach
Oil on canvas, circa 1910
22 x 32 inches (56 x 81.3cm)
Frederick William Jackson was born at Middleton, near Manchester, his father a photographer and art dealer. Jackson initially studied at Oldham School of Art under William Stott, and then at Manchester School of Art, and the Académie Julian, Paris. After completing his studies in Paris, Jackson travelled extensively in Europe, also visiting Morocco before returning to England. He settled at Hinderwell near Whitby. From there he exhibited frequently at the Manchester Academy and at the annual exhibition of the Yorkshire Union of Artists, as well as in London. From 1880 he exhibited at the Royal Academy on a regular basis and also showed at the Paris Salon. In 1886 he became a founder member of the New English Art Club.
During the early 1900’s he travelled on painting excursions to Russia where some of his finest landscape paintings were produced.
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