William Jacobs

American, 1897 - 1973


William Jacobs was born in Chicago in 1897. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at Hull House, where he became an instructor. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Woman’s Aid and the Jewish Women’s Art Club, among others. In the 1930s, he participated in the painting of murals in the corridors of Chicago’s Spaulding High School through the WPA art program. During the 1950s and '60s the artist became recognized for his abstract paintings.

William Jacobs is one of the noted artists featured in the important 1933 book on Chicago Modern art, "Art of Today: Chicago”, by J.Z. Jacobson. Jacobs died in Chicago in 1973.

  • Jacobs 6300

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on Paper
    7 x 5 inches

    Signed lower right

    #6300
  • 6336 jacobs 6336

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on Paper
    5 x 7 inches

    Signed lower left

    #6336
  • Jacobs 6523

    Untitled (Abstract Harbor Scene)
    Pastel on paper
    5 x 7 inches

    Signd lower right

    #6523
  • 6334 jacobs 6334

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on Paper
    5 x 7 inches

    Signed lower left

    #6334
  • Jacobs 6411

    Untitled (City Abstraction)
    Pastel on paper
    5 x 7 inches
    #6411
  • Jacobs 6431

    Untitled (City Abstraction)
    Pastel on paper
    5 x 7 inches
    #6431
  • Jacobs 6627

    Untitled (City Scene)
    Pastel on paper
    5 x 7 inches

    Signed lower right

    #6627
  • Jacobs 6397

    Untitled (City Scene)
    Pastel on paper
    5 x 7 inches
    #6397
  • Jacobs 6347

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on paper
    5 x 7 inches

    Signed lower right

    #6347
  • Jacobs 6301

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on paper
    5 x 7 inches

    Signed lower left

    #6301
  • 6373 jacobs 6373

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on Paper
    5 x 7 inches

    Signed lower right

    #6373
  • 6378 jacobs 6378

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on Paper
    7 x 5 inches

    Signed lower right

    #6378
  • 6354 jacobs 6354

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on Paper
    7 x 5 inches

    Signed lower eft

    #6354
  • Jacobs 6366

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on paper
    5 x 7 inches

    Signed lower right

    #6366
  • 6306 jacobs 6306

    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Pastel on Paper
    5 x 7 inches

    Signed lower right

    #6306
  • Jacobs 7346

    Still Life, 1928
    Oil on canvas
    16 x 20 inches

    Signed and dated lower right; signed and titled on reverse

    #7346

William Jacobs was born in Chicago in 1897. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at Hull House, where he became an instructor. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Woman’s Aid and the Jewish Women’s Art Club, among others. In the 1930s, he participated in the painting of murals in the corridors of Chicago’s Spaulding High School through the WPA art program. During the 1950s and '60s the artist became recognized for his abstract paintings.

William Jacobs is one of the noted artists featured in the important 1933 book on Chicago Modern art, "Art of Today: Chicago”, by J.Z. Jacobson. Jacobs died in Chicago in 1973.

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