Featured Artist: Bruce B. Jefferson


Bruce B. Jefferson was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on May 23, 1954. He is a 1972 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and studied fine art at The Ohio State University, under noteworthy artist Al Newbill. As he further enhanced his talent, Mr. Jefferson developed his own special style relying heavily on ‘touch and feel.’ Jefferson sometimes mixes precious metals into his works. His art can best be described as contemporary and spirit filled with great emotion using textures and placement of color at optimal levels. He is broadly known as being a colorist - recognized for being selective of color and the proper usage of it. For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Jefferson has been a full-time artist, based in Chicago, having created and placed into homes and businesses over 1,800 pieces.

In January, 2010, he released the 26 minute video documentary, Museum Detours that features original art forms and 160 of his paintings.

His works have been featured in Better Homes and GardensEbony MagazineTime Out Chicago MagazineChicago Collection Magazine,African Art: The Diaspora and Beyond - The Daniel Texidor Parker Collection.  Mr. Jefferson is affiliated with the Chicago Artists’ Coalition. He has appeared on "Into the Night" with Chris Wakefield on KHND Radio covering greater North Dakota and parts of Canada, and Podcast WBEZ – FM, Chicago Public Radio. Mr. Jefferson and/or his artwork have been featured on  WGN, in Chicago and Cablevision feeds throughout the United States, NBC 5, ABC 7, CBS 2 and WFLD FOX 32, in Chicago.

His work is archived, listed chronologically, in:

· deYoung Museum, San Francisco, California · The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York · New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut · Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan · Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas · Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas · Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama · DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois · Richland Academy of the Arts, Mansfield, Ohio · John Hay School of Architecture and Design, Cleveland, Ohio · Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware

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