Cleo’s Choice, 2007
Artist: Suzanne Jackson
Watercolor on un-stretched layered, crimped, folded, and pinched papers
24 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches
Signed and annotated verso
Cleo’s Choice — “A portrait of Cleopatra’s thoughts from the HBO movie Rome.” – Suzanne Jackson
Suzanne Jackson was born in St. Louis, MO in 1944, and grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. Jackson studied and received her BA at San Francisco State University, and her MFA from Yale University School of Drama, Design. She has had a distinguished career; exhibiting her works nationally and internationally. Jackson’s extensive works can be found in both public and private collections. She was also a student of Charles White and her colleagues have been Sam Gilliam, David Hammons and other prominent artists. Most recently, Suzanne Jackson’s work can be seen in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (now at the Brooklyn Museum) and West by Midwest (Now at MCA, Chicago).