American (b. 1954)

Jed Jackson is one of the top Magic Realist artists working in the South today. He lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee. His tongue and cheek renditions of the human condition come straight out of Pulp Fiction, Film Noire, old movie posters and movie stills. Scantily clad women intermingle with men of bravado or meekly dispositions. In his make believe play land, Jackson renders his characters and their environments with the precision of a Swiss watch maker on Ecstasy. In all of his paintings, the viewer is left with the impression of what is exactly going on, much in the same way a good author leaves you hanging at the end of a great novel. Collectors of note include: the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the New York Academy of Art and the Arkansas Arts Center.