Herb Jackson (08/16/1945- ) was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jackson states that he considers his works part of nature rather than depictions of nature. He creates his paintings and prints by alternating transparent and opaque layers, and achieves a style that is distinctly his own. Jackson was awarded a Fellowship from the Southern Arts Federation in 1986, a North Carolina Visual Arts Fellowship in 1984, and another Fellowship from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. His work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. since 1962; including an exhibition at the Christ Faut Gallery, Davidson in 1992. Jackson's work is in over 80 permanent collections including the Boston Public Library, the British Museum in London, Drake University (IA), the Library of Congress, the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1999, Herb Jackson was given the North Carolina Award by the governor. This is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state.