Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Art of WoW! featuring Doris Jackson

Every Wednesday I'm featuring a female illustrator of the mid-20th century, hoping to create greater awareness of all the talented women illustrators, designers and cartoonists who perhaps are less well known than many of their male counterparts.

One recent discovery (for me) was a terrific artist named Doris Jackson.


I have a few issues of Parents magazine from 1961 and '62. Doris Jackson did double page spreads in two of the six issues I own.



Jackson's style during this early '60s period suggests she was influenced by the work of Jack Potter. Certainly many artists, including Bob Peak, seem to have been riffing on Potter's style at that time.


Unfortunately, finding verifiable information on Doris Jackson wasn't possible. I did find an obituary for a Doris S. Jackson whose career path makes her a likely candidate: she attended Art Center in L.A. (where, incidentally, Jack Potter and Bob Peak also went to school). She moved to New York City and worked "as [a] graphic artist designing advertising, wallpaper, and textiles."


If this is the same Doris Jackson, for a short time in the early 1960s, she also produced at least some magazine story art and a children's book or two.


If you have any information on Doris Jackson, please let us know!

1 comment:

  1. Wow her ilustrations are delicious.
    Thanks for the discovery !