Philip Rubinov Jacobson An Artist of Fantastic and Visionary Genres of Art
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Philip Rubinov Jacobson is is an artist, writer, teacher, philosopher and traveler and recognized as a key figure in both the Fantastic and Visionary genres of art.
Considered a ‘prodigy and problem child’ by the public school system, he was sent to the University of Rochester at the age of 13 for studies in Biology and the Fine Arts. His negative experiences with the public school system would later contribute to the innovative and creative programming he developed in educational and cultural enrichment programs.
He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees (BS, MA and MFA) in Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture, with additional studies in Psychology, Philosophy and Comparative Religion. In 1973 – 74, Philip traveled to Vienna to live and study painting under Ernst Fuchs, the renowned artist and founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism.
In 1997 he was formally charged by his mentor to carry on the visionary lineage and teach by teaching the knowledge of the old masters in the art of painting. Philip’s knowledge of painting prevails beneath the incredible versatility of his work. The artist is also an adjunct Art Professor/Lecturer for Vermont College of Art at Norwich University and Naropa University.
The artist has participated in more than 100 exhibitions and his writings have been read worldwide. He is the author of ” DRINKING LIGHTNING – Art, Creativity and Transformationâ€ from Shambhala and Marja Publications and PROMETHEAN FLAMES- Rekindling and Re-visioning the Creative Fireâ€(write the author for a signed copy) with a Foreword by Prof. Michael Schwartz and Prlogue by Robyn Sean Peterson, from Betty & Books, Bologna, Italy (Summer 2008). This series of books on art and consciousness will culminate in his forthcoming monumental work- â€œEYES OF THE SOUL – Exploring Inspiration in Artâ€ with a Foreword from his friend, Ken Wilber.
Rubinov’s travels have been extensive, including India, where he studied meditation and Easter Philosophy with Muktananda Paramahansa, Eastern philosophy and completed training as a teacher in the Muktananda lineage and tradion. After this he wandered naked with a band of sadhus in 1978. He has also studied and practiced many of the World Wisdom traditions and the Martial Arts of Kodakan Judo and Aikido Sword.
Philip has been a strong voice and active proponent for the spiritual power inherent in the creative process and in 1981 he co- founded and directed what was the first Institute for Contemplative Education and Visionary Art in the United States, located in upstate New York. From 1983 -1986 he served as the Cultural Arts and Gallery Director at the JCC of Rochester, NY. In 1995, the professor founded and directed the School of Extended Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where he served as the Dean of Extended Studies from 1991-1997.
Collectors and artists that know Rubinov are familiar with the incredible versatility in his work. He is known for never creating a work of art remotely similar to any of his other works, and is renowned for his incredibly detailed works of mystical precisionism in the fantastic, visionary and surreal genres’. Not only is he known for never duplicating himself, he also paints in a number of different styles. Aside from his fantastic, visionary and surreal imagery, he also, at times, ventures into abstract realms, outsider and expressionistic pictures of exceptional power.