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 Michel Jacobs  (1877 - 1958)

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Lived/Active: New York/California/New Jersey / Canada      Known for: portrait and landscape painting, sculpture, teaching

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BIOGRAPHY for Michel Jacobs
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Birth
1877 (Montreal, Canada)
 
Death
1958 (Rumson, New Jersey)

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New York/California/New Jersey / Canada

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Born in Canada in 1877. 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. In: Fairfax High School (LA). Exh: Friday Morning Club (LA), 1931; Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1931.
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Census; Los Angeles Times, 2-1-1931; Who's Who in American Art 1936-53.
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Known for his paintings of portraits of political and military personnel, Michel Jacobs lived in Washington DC from 1914 to 1920 and then worked in New York City. He studied at the National Academy of Design and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and Academie Julian in Paris.

Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

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