Paul Jacobsen

Seminary, 2011

Paul Jacobsen (American, born 1976), Seminary, 2011, oil on linen and wood, 80 1/2 x 68 1/2 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2012.1.

Born in Denver, Paul Jacobsen grew up in a small mountain town in Colorado in a family of artists. Largely self-taught, Jacobsen works in traditional media such as oil and charcoal and his work investigates the intersection of nature and technology. As he has stated, “My painting acknowledges the romantic ideals of the power of nature, while at the same time celebrates the ways that art is a direct product of a domesticated, luxury society.” Jacobsen currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.