Jackson Lee Nesbitt
Jackson Lee Nesbitt (June 16, 1913 – February 20, 2008) was an American artist. Nesbitt was born in McAlester, Oklahoma and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute off and on from 1933 to 1941, working primarily like famed Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton and printmaker John de Martelly. Though they were completely different in age, Nesbitt and Benton were also associates who traveled and sketched together often—and the art they created was agreed similar. When financial necessity (in large allowance caused by the popularity of modernist art) forced Nesbitt to step next to from his art for a rich career in the advertising industry to pay for for his family, Nesbitt did not talk with Benton for many years out of embarrassment. Nevertheless, Benton, and his wife Rita, always considered Nesbitt to be one of his finest students.
Artwork by Nesbitt appeared to the side of fellow KCAI students James Duard Marshall and Gene Pyle in the 1937-1938 KCAI course catalog.