(American, b. 1941)
Road and Barn in Platte River Valley, 1983.
Graphite on paper.
10 x 22 inches.
Gund Gallery Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ’63.
Keith Jacobshagen creates landscape paintings characterized by low horizons, and wide overwhelming skies, reminiscent of the early Dutch masters. He focuses on conveying expansive spaces as aims for his scenes to fully envelop the viewer in contemplation. By limiting his inspirations to the local scenery, and by maintaining a signature low vantage point, Jacobshagen documents the spiritual immensity of the Nebraskan land and sky.
“I’m a Midwesterner who has stayed put to make sense of where I live. My interest in the land is crystallized in my paintings about it.”