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Jacob Kohn

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Jacob Kohn is a professional fine artist, exhibiting locally and regionally, and producing many studio commissions for private, public and corporate spaces.
Some major commissions have included 8 mural paintings for the Seattle Aquarium outside walls, a 9’ x 12’ canvas mural for Childrens’ Hospital, a large (9’ x 18’) canvas mural for a Seattle corporate law firm, a private on site mural for a castle in Madrona, and smaller oil on canvas paintings for many of the regions’  hospitals, banks and corporate offices.  His paintings are in many public and private collections, some of which are:  the Bill and Melinda Gates collection, the Hughes Aircraft Corporation, Boeing Corporate Headquarters, Westin Hotels, Nordstroms, Salish Lodge, Microsoft,  the Sheraton Hotel, and the Milwaukee Art Center.  He has presented solo painting exhibitions at such venues as the Foster White gallery, William Traver gallery, Matsge Runnings, and The American Art Company.  Jacob has exhibited locally at the Seattle Art Museum, Bellingham Art Museum, The Center on Contemporary art, and the Bellevue Art Museum.  His national exhibitions have included museums and galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago, Scottsdale Arizona, Wisconsin, and New York.  In his many years of teaching at Cornish, Jacob has been instrumental in developing the Design department Foundations Program in drawing and design as well as creating studio courses in watercolor and illustration technique.  He has received the Outstanding Faculty Award in the Design Department and has been recently honored for his 20 years of service at Cornish. Jacob holds a B.S. in Art and Art Education from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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