Mary Jackson (artist)

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Mary Jackson (born 1945, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) is an African American fiber artist. She is married to Stoney Jackson.[1]

A descendent of the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina, she works in Charleston, South Carolina.[2]

She began producing baskets full-time in 1980, creating contemporary designs with traditional techniques. Her baskets are in the collections of Empress Michiko of Japan and Prince Charles,[3] Renwick Gallery,[4] the American Craft Museum, White House Collection of Arts and Crafts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Museum of African American History, Detroit.[5]

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  1. ^ "Craft In America - Artists - Memory". PBS. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Threads of Genius", Charleston City Paper, John Stoehr, October 01, 2008
  3. ^ "Mary Jackson". United States Artists. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "James Renwick Alliance - Resources". Jra.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Craft In America / Jackson, Mary". Craftinamerica.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Mary Jackson - MacArthur Foundation". Macfound.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  7. ^ Carswell, Cally (2008-11-14). "Utne Arts Blog". Utne.com. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  8. ^ "National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipients". Arts.gov. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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