Sheila Jackson (1922-2011)
Born in Walsall, in the West Midlands, the daughter of a pharmacist, Jackson attended Paignton school, Devon, and then the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. After a year at the Institute of Education, London University, she taught art at Henrietta Barnett girls' school, Hampstead, and then in the theatre department of the Central School of Arts and Crafts (which became the Central St Martins College of Art and Design). In 2000 her work was included there in an exhibition entitled Making Your Mark, which displayed the designs of students and teachers, past and present. Five years later she was represented in a show called The Theatre of Fashion, illustrating the history and influence of the Central School on theatre design.
She remained a practising artist, specialising particularly in birds and animals. She was a prolific watercolourist and printmaker and her work has been regularly exhibited at the Curwen and New Academy Gallery.