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Ellis Jacobson lived permanently in Mallorca for 50 years.  Originally from San Diego, California, Jacobson studied art at The La Jolla Art School, La Académie Grande Chaumiere, Paris, Studio Hinna, Rome.  Jacobson exhibited extensively internationally including Spain, USA, UK, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, and with works on permanent display at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Yad Vashem Museum, Israel, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Villafames, and the Consell de Mallorca amongst many others.  In 2004 Jacobson had a major retrospective exhibition at the Museo Solleric in Palma which attracted thousands of visitors and led to the production of a documentary about his life and art.


Known for his abstract work as well as for his figurative heads, Jacobson’s work exhibits the influences of the Mallorcan landscape, light and culture as well as those of Alpera and California. One of the rare artist exceptionally proficient in both abstract and figurative art Jacobson had two studio in Mallorca; one devoted to his figurative work and collages, and the other to pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors and mixed media works, the studios were crammed with works in progress and materials: tubes of watercolor paint, jars of acrylic paints and boxes of pastel chalk.  Jacobson passed away in his home in Mallorca on August 23rd 2013.

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