Keith Jacobshagen was trained in graphic design and illustration at the Kansas City Art Institute where he received his BFA. After graduation, he went on to work for the Hallmark Card Company in the Contemporary Design Department. He began painting landscapes when he was accepted into the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Kansas in 1966. He moved to Lincoln, Nebraska shortly after graduation, and has spent the duration of his career on painting rural scenery within a sixty mile radius of his home and teaching at the University of Nebraska where he is a Professor Emeritus of Art. Jacobshagen is widely collected by museums and corporations in the Midwest such as: the Art Institute of Chicago; the Sheldon Memorial Gallery at the University of Nebraska; the ConAgra Corporation in Omaha; the Hallmark Card Company in Kansas City; and the Federal Reserve Bank in Omaha.
Keith Jacobshagen in his Lincoln, Nebraska studio, 1985.
Photo: Larry Ferguson Studio