DEFHR could not be more thrilled and excited to present these rare pieces of art! These 4 stunning graphite sketches depicting various scenes and disciplines with horses are sketches that have the same signature and are believed to be by famed artist Ned Jacob.
During the re-framing process, the framers identified that one of the sketches had a retail ticket confirming the artist was Ned Jacob and that single graphite sketch called, "Turf Work" was valued at $900. Given that all sketches are original with the same signature it would be safe to assume that all 4 sketches are by Ned Jacob. Each of the sketches have been re-framed and carefully re-tacked to their mattes to better preserve them. These are a rare pieces of equine art and not typical subject matter for the artist since he is better known for his authentic depictions of Native American subjects. If you appreciate unique one of a kind equine art - this is a must-have!
Each print size is approx: 10 1/4 x 8
Framed and Matted: 21 x 19
About The Artist:
Born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Ned Jacob finished high school in New Jersey and went west. At the age of 18, Jacob hitchhiked west $50 in his pocket. He ended up in Montana where he worked for the saddle horse and pack operations at Glacier National Park.
It was in Montana where Jacob met artist Ace Powell. Powell became a mentor to Jacob. It was in Montana, too, where Ned became friends with the local Blackfoot Indians. Thus began his fascination with the clothing, accouterments, and customs of the Northern Plains Indians.
In the early sixties, Jacob moved south to Taos, renting Walter Ufer’s studio and becoming friends with the artist Bettina Steinke, the second major influence on his art.
In the intervening years, his career flourished. His first major gallery exposure was at the historic Kennedy Galleries in New York. His first solo show in New Mexico was in 1979 at Fenn Galleries – now Nedra Matteucci Galleries – in Santa Fe.
Jacob has been a member of the Cowboy Artists of America, the National Academy of Western Artists and the Salmagundi Club in New York. He has traveled and painted in Mexico, Spain, Russia, the West Indies, Africa, Fiji, and Bali.