The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone

Allan Stone; Allan Stone Gallery, New York, c. 1975. Images courtesy of the Allan Stone Collection


Founded in 1960 by art dealer Allan Stone (1932–2006), the New York gallery known today as Allan Stone Projects has been admired for over half a century. Celebrated for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, Allan Stone Gallery was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, the New York dealer for Wayne Thiebaud for over forty years, and showed the works of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Joseph Cornell, John Graham and John Chamberlain. Stone also promoted the work of a younger generation of artists that were in conversation with other artists in his collection, working in the mediums of assemblage, collage and new modes of abstraction. In addition to modern masterworks and contemporary art, Allan Stone also collected and exhibited international folk art, Americana and important decorative arts and industrial design.

Gerald Jackson b. 1936

Gerald Jackson is primarily known as a painter, exploring diverse styles and subject matter, and has also experimented with performance and mixed media constructions. His figurative paintings often incorporate Egyptian hieroglyphs and Native American symbology in scenes taken from his life on the South Side of Chicago. Jackson's works also rely heavily upon abstraction to communication an intensity of emotion and presence.

Jackson was born in Chicago in 1936. He took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1960s and, after moving to New York, at the Brooklyn Museum School. Jackson first gained recognition when his work was included in two significant exhibitions: Afro-American Artists: New York and Boston in 1970 at the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, and Black Artists: Two Generations in 1971 at the Newark Museum. His work is held in presitigous collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Jackson continues to live and work in New York.

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