Michel Jacobs
( Canadian, 1877 - 1958 )

Winter Landscape, c.1920

Inventory # 50650

Oil on canvas. Hand signed by the artist on the canvas, "Michael Jacobs" at lower left. In excellent condition.

Image size: 24" x 30"; Framed: 28 3/4" x 35"

In 1923, the Canadian-born sculptor and painter Michel Jacobs (1877-1958) wrote The Art of Colour, a book in which be presented a few rather individualistic theories on the harmony of color. While studying the decorative arts in Paris and New York, Jacobs came to realise that although art students learn first to draw and then how to apply color, to him the reverse seemed more sensible.

Jacobs studied at the NAD, Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and in Berlin. He served in the U.S. Army during WW1 as a camouflage expert. After the war he founded the Metropolitan Art School in NYC. While in Los Angeles during 1930-31, he lectured, taught at his studio, and painted portraits. He died in Rumson, NJ in 1958.


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