UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will close its exhibit featuring the abstract art of Harry Jackson today.
The show is the first of its kind since 1953.
Harry Jackson was born in Chicago in 1924 and first spent time in Wyoming in 1938, when he worked as a cowboy on the Pitchfork Ranch near Meeteetse. He enlisted in the Marines at age 18 and was wounded in combat in the Central Pacific battles of Tarawa in 1943 and Saipan in 1944.
At 20, he became an official Marine Corps Combat Artist, the youngest ever, while stationed in Los Angeles. Jackson also spent much time in Europe where he studied the Old Masters and had a studio in Italy.
“Well-Aimed Lightning: The Abstract Art of Harry Jackson,” which will also include a video about Jackson’s life, is on view through April 10.
The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.
For additional information, call Ucross Foundation at 737-2291.