The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie

Monday, February 9, 2015

Meinhard Jacoby (1873-1956): Academic Nude Studies - Nude Boy in Landscape

A seller in Germany has listed some works by Mainhard Jacoby (1873-1956) in various states of somewhat problematic condition. Works by Jacoby are fairly rare on the market since most of his works are maintained by the artist's family. Jacoby was the son of one of the most important engravers of the mid to late 19th century in Germany. Meinhard Jacoby studied painting and sculpture at the Academies of Berlin, Munich, and Paris. He later taught at the School of Applied Arts in Charlottenburg. He also learned the various techniques of etching and engraving from his father. He traveled to Brazil during the 1920's and the political situation in Germany in 1934 forced his return to Brazil on a permanent basis where he spent his final years.