Fla. Museum hosts award-winning history painter Jackson Walker April 19

April 4th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Join the Florida Museum of Natural History for “Science Sundays” at 2:30 p.m. April 19 with award-winning Florida history painter Jackson Walker.

Walker, artist-in-residence at the Museum of Florida Art in DeLand, will display some of his work and discuss how he recreates past events in his oil paintings. His work is known nationally for its accurate portrayals of historical circumstances and he has become recognized as a reliable source of historic vision. His portrayals have been featured on television productions of the A&E Network, including the History Channel, and in many publications and books, as well as various private and institutional collections. His work also has been commissioned by the Florida National Guard and the National Guard Bureau in Washington D.C.

Walker was awarded the Florida Commendation Medal and other honors for his work documenting Florida’s military history, and has received official recognition by two Florida secretaries of state and the endorsement of the Florida Historical Society.

“Science Sundays” is a lecture series geared toward adults that coves a variety of topics. At 1:30 p.m. before every talk, University of Florida librarians will display artwork and other materials relevant to that day’s presentation.

For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/science_sundays.htm or call (352) 273-2061.

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Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu