(1897 - 1973)
William Jacobs was active/lived in Illinois. William Jacobs is known for painter, craftsperson, block printer-woodcut.
Biography William Jacobs
A Chicago native, William Jacobs studied at the Art Institute of
Chicago and at Hull House. His teachers were Herman Sachs and
Enella Benedict. During the early 1930s, Jacobs painted in
Dayton, Ohio, and Chicago. His works were exhibited at the Art
Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Woman's Aid and the Jewish Women's
Art Club. He was awarded the Artists' Guild prize in design from
the Art Institute of Chicago. As one of the WPA artists during
the Depression, he participated in the painting of murals in the
corridors of Chicago's Spaulding High School.
In the book Art of Today: Chicago, 1933 (written by J.Z.
Jacobson and published by L.M. Stein), Jacobs reveals how he was
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