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Blush Edge

 

Keith Jacobshagen

Keith Jacobshagen grew up in Wichita, Kansas. In 1965 he received a BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA from the University of Kansas in 1968. He is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where he received the Outstanding Research and Creativity Award. His painting, Crow Call [Near the River], was on the cover of the Smithsonian Press/University of Iowa publication Plain Pictures: Images of the American Prairie that focused specifically on the tradition of depicting the unique landscape that is the prairie.

Blush Edge

Keith Jacobshagen

American (Midwestern Artist)

born 1941

Blush Edge (Havelock Elevators - evening of 10" snow), 2004

oil on canvas

Sioux City Art Center Permanent Collection; 2005.01

Purchased with funds from the Alan Fredregill Fund

A work such as Blush Edge takes a great deal of preparation for Jacobshagen, sketching with pencils and watercolor paints during visits over several months. Though it looks very real, the image in this painting is a blending of his many sketches and never existed quite like this.