Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Michel Jacobs

 (1877 - 1958)
Michel Jacobs was active/lived in New York, California, New Jersey / Canada.  Michel Jacobs is known for portrait and landscape painting, sculpture, teaching.

Michel Jacobs

Biography from the Archives of askART

Biography photo for Michel Jacobs
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.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Census; Los Angeles Times, 2-1-1931; Who's Who in American Art 1936-53.

Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

Biography from the Archives of askART
Biography photo for Michel Jacobs
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"

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at

Share an image of the Artist

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Michel Jacobs

Born:  1877 - Montreal, Canada
Died:   1958 - Rumson, New Jersey
Known for:  portrait and landscape painting, sculpture, teaching