The Marshal II by Sculptor Harry Jackson


A polychromed bronze sculpture, cast in Italy, by the sculptor Harry Jackson (American, 1924 - 2011) working from life while observing the Actor John Wayne (1907 - 1979), while on the set of the film True Grit (1969), for which the actor won his only academy award.

Harry Jackson began his career as an abstract expressionist painter and went on to become a highly acclaimed figurative sculptor of Western art. In a New York Times review of Jackson's work, the critic Hilton Kramer called the artists career "unlike any other in the recent history of American art, " with the change of his style turning "a well-known and highly praised but penurious young artist into one of the wealthiest 'unknown' artists in America — an artist unknown, that is, to the art world where his first reputation was made 30 years ago."


18 x 18 ¾ x 6 ¾ in.