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biography of Eli JACOBI (1898-1984)

Birth place: Khar'kov, Ukraine,Russia

Death place: New York (Queens), NY

Addresses: Greenwich Village, NYC (until 1970s); thereafter in Far Rockaway, NY.

Profession: Painter, etcher, illustrator, cartoonist, block printer

Studied: Bezal 'El AI, Palestine, c.1915; in NYC at ASL, NAD, and Grand Central Art Sch., 1920-c.26

Exhibited: AIC; Phila. Pr. Cl.

Member: United Am. Ar.

Comments: Best known for his WPA linocut work (beginning 1935) of compassionate views of life in the Bowery section of NYC. Illustrator: New York Times, New York Evening Post, New York World, Nation, Saturday Review, Living Age.

Sources: WW40; exh. cat., Eli Jacobi, Linoleum Block Prints" Mary Ryan Gal., NYC, 1986."


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