Ashley Jackson Archive

Scope and Content

Rushes and film footage of documentary made by ITV on Ashley Jackson in the 1970s. Also a digital copy of the documentary.

One copy of the book Ashley Jackson's Yorkshire Moors: A Love Affair, signed and deposited by the author.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ashley Jackson is a watercolour artist. Born in 1940, he was brought up in Barnsley and opened his first gallery in 1963. In 1967 he became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He opened a gallery in Holmfirth in the 1960s, and has written a number of books about the practice of art and hosted a number of TV series about the same, including 'A Brush with Ashley' which ran for 9 years in the 1990s. His interest is in the countryside of Yorkshire.

Conditions Governing Access

Original available for consultation by appointment

Custodial History

Held by ITV Yorkshire before being appraised for disposal and given into the custody of Ashley Jackson through professional contact.