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Lillyan Jacobs

 (1915 - 1986)
Lillyan Estelle Jacobs was active/lived in Iowa, New York.  Lillyan Jacobs is known for African-American portrait painting, sculpture.

Lillyan Jacobs

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From Des Moines, Iowa, Lillyan Jacobs was a regionalist painter who specialized in figurative work. She studied at Drake University with Florence Sprague and at the Stone City Art Colony with Grant Wood. In 1936, she was at the Art Institute of Chicago.

She exhibited at the Iowa Artist Salon from 1932 to 1939 and the World's Fair in New York from 1939 and was a W.P.A. artist, seriving as Art Director for the State Recreation Division. Her work is in the collections of Iowa State College and the Hotel Franklin in Des Moines.

Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

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About  Lillyan Jacobs

Born:  1915 - Des Moines, Iowa
Died:   1986
Known for:  African-American portrait painting, sculpture