Jay Jacobs b. 1951 Newark, New Jersey
1972 Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, Ohio University
1978 Doctor of Medicine, New Jersey College of Medicine
A love for painting and drawing began early for Jacobs at just five years old. As a teenager, he took art lessons at Newark Arts High School in N.J. until interests and extracurricular time shifted to academics. After obtaining a Medical Degree with board certification in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Jacobs went to Arizona in 1983 to join a Cardiology practice but his love for art never faded. Thirty-four years later, he retired from medicine to dedicate himself full-time as an artist. Using both canvas and paper mediums, Jacobs is heavily influenced by abstract expressionists from the 1950s. Today, Jacobs continues to experiment with line, shape, texture and color.
Mesa Art Center Art Fair, Mesa, Arizona
Art Comes Alive, Cincinnati, Ohio