Exceptional original watercolor painting by listed New York artist Rudolf Jacobi (1889-1972). This original work measures 15 x 11 inches and is sold unframed. The painting is signed by the artist in the lower right corner in pencil. Condition is very good with no signs of damage or repair. Note that it is mounted to a piece of cardboard that has been trimmed to the size of the painting.
A very painterly depiction of a coastal cottage and boat in the artist's distinctive modernist style. Excellent opportunity to add this NYC artist's work to your collection.
Rudolf Jacobi, born in Germany 1889. Member of the Berlin Secession. In 1921 he married painter and pacifist Anna Ottonie Krigar-Menzel (Annot), with whom he founded the Annot School of Painting. Moved to New York in 1934 and reopened the Annot School in Rockefeller Centre. Exhibitions include the Salons of America, 1934; Carnegie Institute; Corcoran Gallery biennials, 1943, 1951; Art Institute of Chicago; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
During the 1930’s and 1940’s the Jacobi family lived in New York and Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Sources: (1) The Feldberg Collection: Exile to Exhibition (2) Falk, Peter Hastings (editor), Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975,Sound View Press, 1999.