Joseph Jackson. “Free Library, Logan Circle.” [Philadelphia].
Ca. 1930. Lithograph. 12 3/4 x 19 (full sheet). Signed by the artist in pencil. Signed also in the plate. Very good condition.
Joseph Jackson (1867-1946) was a native Philadelphia architect and lithographer who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at the Spring Garden Institute. A member of the American Institute of Architects, The American Historical Association, and the City Historical Society of Philadelphia, Jackson was an active lecturer and author of numerous books on Philadelphia, including “Lithography in Philadelphia”, “Early Philadelphia Architects and Engineers”, “Market Street, Philadelphia”, and “Pennsylvania Architecture” (ed.). His works are in the collections of The Free Library of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. In 1927-28, Jackson produced a suite of lithographs depicting the city of Philadelphia. Exhibited in The Print Club of Philadelphia’s “First Exhibition of Contemporary American Lithography” in February 1929, these views of a growing modern city portray Philadelphia’s European intimacy of scale side by side with the tall modern buildings of the developing century.