Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson is an artist with developmental disabilities known for large-scale oil pastels that renew traditional African and Oceanic folk art imagery. 

Vincent: “My faces are my way of telling a story rather than writing.” 

Nominator: “As an artist with developmental disabilities, Vincent has been making iconic work at Creativity Explored for almost 30 years. His commitment to art and to opening up a dialogue between African American iconography, disabilities and art is remarkable.”

Website: https://www.creativityexplored.org/artists/vincent-jackson

An African American man with white hair and large eyes wears bright clothes against an orange background. The pastel is applied with great energy and confidence.
Vincent Jackson Self-Portrait, oil pastel, 20 x 16 inches, 2019

IMAGE: An African American man with white hair and large eyes wears bright clothes against an orange background. The pastel is applied with great energy and confidence.