Bruce B. Jefferson

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Bruce B. Jefferson
Born (1954-05-23)May 23, 1954
Mansfield, Ohio
Nationality American
Known for Fine Art Painter, Film Producer and Director

Bruce Bernard Jefferson is an American visual artist.

Life and career[edit]

Jefferson was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on May 23, 1954. He is a 1972 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and studied fine art at The Ohio State University, under noteworthy artist Al Newbill.[1] As he further enhanced his talent, Mr. Jefferson developed his own special style relying heavily on ‘touch and feel.’ Jefferson sometimes mixes precious metals into his works. His art can best be described as contemporary and spirit filled with great emotion using textures and placement of color at optimal levels. He is broadly known as being a colorist - recognized for being selective of color and the proper usage of it. For the past twenty-two (22) years, Mr. Jefferson has been a full-time artist, in Chicago, having created and placed into homes and businesses over 1,800 pieces.

His love for art moved him to open and operate his own gallery, Studio B, in Chicago’s affluent Gold Coast, to feature his work. Studio B was open from 1991 until 1999. He is expanding his existing studio into New York City. In January, 2010, he released the 26:59 minute video/documentary, Museum Detours - three (3) years in the making, that features original art forms including 160 of his paintings; authentic poetry and prose; spoken arts; distinctive musical soundtrack and unique videography and graphics that can be seen at: [2]

His works have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Ebony Magazine, Time Out Chicago Magazine, Chicago Collection Magazine, African Art: The Diaspora and Beyond - The Daniel Texidor Parker Collection (book) among newsprint and additional publications. His image has been featured in the social columns of Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine and Michigan Avenue Magazine. Mr. Jefferson is affiliated with the Chicago Artists’ Coalition. He has appeared on "Into the Night" with Chris Wakefield on KHND - AM Radio,[3] covering greater North Dakota and parts of Canada, and Podcast (internet) and WBEZ – FM, Chicago Public Radio. Mr. Jefferson and/or his art have been featured on Superstation WGN, in Chicago and cablevision feeds throughout the United States, NBC 5, ABC 7, CBS 2 and WFLD FOX 32, in Chicago.

Mr. Jefferson’s video/documentary, "Museum Detours", is scheduled for May, 2010, broadcast on CAN-TV, Chicago. April, 2010, his art will be available to view by, currently, 80,000,000 iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users provided through Moosgo – Apps. On March 26, 2010, New Artist Radio proudly announced the marriage of ‘Indie’ (independent) Film and Indie Music with New Artist Radio’s global release of Museum Detours at: Not only is Museum Detours their first film release, he is the first painter ever featured. New Artist Radio is the number one internet source for independent artists - with over 1,200 global feeds. Mr. Jefferson and his artwork have been brought to the attention of key staff at Christie’s and Sotheby’s – international fine art auctions.


His work is archived, listed chronologically, in:

· deYoung Museum, San Francisco, California · The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York · New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut · Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan · Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas · Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas · Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama · DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois · Richland Academy of the Arts, Mansfield, Ohio · John Hay School of Architecture and Design, Cleveland, Ohio · Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware

with work referenced, on file at:

· The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida · Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi · The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri · The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Houston, Texas

Snapshot of art in computer database:

· Museum of Contemporary Art – Denver, Colorado


  • Guzzo Gallery, Mansfield, Ohio
  • Reyes Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Vensor Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Gallery 58, Chicago, Illinois
  • Around The Coyote Art Show
  • Lineage Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • F11 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Nicole Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • MK Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Gallery Guichard, Chicago, Illinois
  • William H. Bigham Galleries, Chicago, Illinois [4]
  • DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois
  • Morgan Stanley, Chicago, Illinois
  • Macy’s, Chicago, Illinois
  • Delta Sigma Theta sorority- Gallery D’Estee (2008 & 2010), Chicago, Illinois
  • MG Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois

Chicago corporate and distinguished collectors[edit]

  • Abraham & McPherson Corporation
  • Bank One
  • Barner Strickler & Associates
  • Burrell Communications Group
  • Biba Bias Fashion Studio
  • Damron Corporation
  • Essence Magazine
  • First Real Estate & Development
  • Haj Designs
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Prime Real Estate
  • Revco Trading Group
  • Paula Banks, PepsiCo Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Organization Partnerships and Past President of BP Foundation
  • Hon. Charles Bowen, Sr., former Cook County Commissioner
  • Sharon Marrow Mack, CEO, Marrow Mack, LLC (Skill Building Programs)
  • Atty. George Edward Breyer, Real Estate Developer
  • Frank Brooks, CEO, Brooks Sausage
  • Thomas Burrell, Chairman Emeritus, Burrell Communications Group
  • Joli Burrell, Philanthropist; La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Joli Burrell Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Dr. Robert Ceisel
  • Atty. Yaw Dinizulu
  • Kendall Gill, NBA Professional and Sports Broadcaster
  • Andre and Frances Guichard
  • Atty. Robert F. Harris, Cook County Public Guardian
  • Dr. Ada S. Jemison
  • Dr. Mae Jemison, Astronaut
  • Curtis A. Jones, Entertainer
  • Robert Sylvester Kelly, Entertainer
  • William ‘Bill’ and Kathy Lamar, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s USA
  • Sandra Rand, Philanthropist; Women’s Board of the Art Institute
  • Dr. Terry Mason, Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Health System
  • Atty. Stephen S. Mitchell
  • Hon. Leonard and Linda Murray, Judge
  • Osvaldo Rodriguez, President, Rodriguez and Associates, Inc., A Director of Museum of Hispanic Cultures and Columbia College
  • Dr. Tracey Stiles
  • Atty. Carolyn Thomas
  • Charles Thomas, Political Reporter – ABC 7, Chicago
  • Dr. Pablo O. Torres
  • Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul
  • Veronica Zepeda, Fashion Model, The Ford Modeling Agency
  • Rae S. DuBose, Managing Director, New York, NY


  1. ^ "William H Bigham Galleries | Our Artists | Bruce B. Jefferson". Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Kanaal van brucebjefferson". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  3. ^ ""The Mix" 1470 KHND Radio » Blog Archive » ITN Mar 9 Bruce B Jefferson". 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-04-25. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Fermilab Art Gallery". Retrieved 2010-04-25. 

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