White Creek Taos

Ned Jacob

White Creek Taos, Drawings by Ned Jacob
  • Jacob drawing
  • Taos portrait
Savvy Price $800.00
Gallery Price $1,200.00
Title
White Creek Taos
Artist
Ned Jacob
Medium
Pastel on paper
Sight size
17 1/2" height X 11 1/2" width
Frame
Paper window mat, regular glass, reddish wood molding
Frame size
24" height X 17 3/4" width
Signed
"NJ" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation
Circa 1962
Condition
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance
Hea Mu
About The White Creek Taos

Jacob's ability to draw routinely exceeds strict rendering.  He reliably conveys his subject's inner core.  This depiction of a citizen of Taos pueblo is no exception.

About Ned Jacob
(Born 1938)  "A painter of the contemporary Westerner, he was born in Tennessee but made his home in Denver from 1966. He is particularly known for the authenticity of his Indian subjects.

He spent his childhood in New Jersey and then hitchhiked to Montana with fifty dollars and a high school diploma in his pocket. He worked at a trading post and met the painter Ace Powell, who gave him lessons in the basics of art. To learn about their ways and collect artifacts, he lived among the Blackfeet Indians and did many historically important paintings of these subjects. 

In 1961, feeling that he still lacked direction, he got to Taos, New Mexico to be in an area of accomplished artists. There he met Nicolai Fechin and was heavily influenced by him, and he also took drawing lessons from Bettina Steinke and painting from A.D. Greer and Robert Lougheed. He lived in Walter Ufer's old studio, and his style became similar to that of the Old Taos Painters.

By 1966, he was settled in Denver, and shortly after came to be regarded as an accomplished artist, earning recognition including membership in the Cowboy Artists of America and the Academy of Western Art. However, he quit both groups because he did not believe in competing with his peers."  taken from AskArt.com
Cultures

USA

Medium

Drawings

Subject

American Indians

Keywords

Ned Jacob, Jacob drawing, Taos portrait