Jack, a native Nebraskan, has a natural artistic talent developed and matured over the past 45 years to a high degree of excellence. He now maintains a studio and gallery at his residence in the Ozark hills. He works mostly in pastels and oils with varied subject matter of birds, flowers and landscapes. Jack has presented 18 one-man and 8 two-man shows.

     In 1983, Jack was accepted as a full member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America. Entry into PSA isn’t easy-unless you are extremely talented. Two of the three jurors must give the artist eight to twelve points on a twelve point scale. His pastel “Egret on Sugar Creek” received the popular vote award at the National Pastel Show in New York.

     The Nebraskland Foundation commissioned Jack to paint a 4x6’ mural of the Nebraska State Capitol building. It was a great honor for Jack to be artist in residence for a week under the Statehouse Rotunda where a daily audience came to see his artwork. Nebraska Art Collection in Kearney, NE, the third major art gallery in the state also has two large oils in their collection.

     In 1988, the Pensacola Naval Air Museum hung Jack’s 3x4’ oil painting of the U.S.S.-Tangier that fired the first shots at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This was a labor of love since Jack served on this ship during World War II.

     Jack’s oil painting “Egret” on the Buffalo National River was chosen as one of the top 100 from over 3,000 entries in the National Arts for the Parks competition in 2000.

     “The Pastel Journal” and “Pastel Artist International” magazines published articles and photos of Jack’s pastel paintings in 2000. 


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