Oscar Brousse Jacobson, ‘Untitled’, 1920, oil, 26″ x 20″, $8500
Oscar Brousse Jacobson
Oscar Brousse Jacobson was born in Vastervick, Smolan, Sweden. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1890. He was a long-time friend and pupil of Birger Sandzén. Jacobson received a bachelor of painting degree from Bethany College in 1903. He was later awarded a master of fine arts degree from Yale University. Jacobson studied extensively in Paris and traveled widely in North Africa and his native Sweden as well as in America.
He joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma in 1915 and served as professor of art, director of the school of art and director of the University of Oklahoma Museum of Art. He was a research professor of art at the University towards the end of his career.
Although his paintings were related to his residence in France, North Africa and Sweden, he is best known for his landscapes and other works of the American Southwest. His special interest was the painting of Native American canvases. The U.S. Department of the Interior awarded him a citation for his outstanding services in the preservation, encouragement, and development of the arts and crafts of the American Indian.
(bio crédit to AskArt.com)