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Hazel Jackson, 1894-1994



Hazel Brill Jackson died on May 22, 1991 at her home in Newburgh, New York at the age of 96. She was the daughter of William Henry and Lizabeth Lee Stone Jackson. She studied at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, at the Scuola Rosatti in Florence and with Angelo Zanelli in Rome. She was a prize-winning sculptress and also won acclaim for her drawing and wood engravings. Her bronze portrait busts received praise, but it was for her animal sculptures that she was most famous. The National Academy of Design awarded her the Altman Prise in 1945 and the Ellen P Speyer Prise in 1947 for a bronze called “Indian Antelope.” Her work was exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of museums in the United States and Canada.

Miss Jackson joined the American Alpine Club in 1935. In the 1920s and 1930s she climbed extensively in the Alps and the Dolomites. In 1932, she went to the Caucasus. A long-time member of the Ladies Alpine Club of London, which she joined in 1936, she had several articles published in its journal. Among these were “Rock Climbing on the Coast of Maine” (1943) and “South Wall of the Cir (Tschierspitze)” (1946).