Oscar Brousse Jacobson (1882-1966) was a prolific artist who devoted much of his career to the depiction of the wilderness of the American West, especially Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Drawn to the seemingly inhospitable and desolate, Jacobson favored the desert, which eventually led him to paint the Sahara in 1925-26. He also became a passionate supporter of the visual arts in the Southwest and an enthusiastic promoter of Native American fine artists such as the early Kiowa artists, Acee Blue Eagle, and others. Over the course of his forty-year career at the University of Oklahoma, he oversaw the dramatic expansion of the School of Art and the creation of an art museum in 1936 that would eventually become the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Published in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition of Jacobson’s career, A World Unconquered offers the first critical analysis of his work as both an artist and a cultural figure and coincides with the centennial of his arrival in Oklahoma in 1915.
Anne Allbright is a Ph.D. candidate at Southern Methodist University. Janet Catherine Berlo is Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Mark Andrew White is the Eugene B. Adkins Senior Curator and Curator of Collections of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma.
$24.99, paper, ISBN: 978-0-9851609-8-2
153 pages, 12 x 9
93 color illustrations, 15 B&W
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