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Jacob Pfeiffer, OPA
Born in Reszitza, Romania in 1936

Copper Kettle

"Copper Kettle"
Jacob Pfeiffer
11"x14"
oil on stretched canvas

In World War II, his father was conscripted into the German Army for service on the eastern front. The family was reunited in Austria, after the war, following imprisonment and flight on foot. A young priest in school introduced Pfeiffer to tales of the American frontier and he studied art in Linz, Austria, from 1948 to 1955. He immigrated to the United States in 1955 and also studied at Cincinnati Art Academy. "Never having pursued commercial art, " he points out, "I have devoted my time to developing my career as a fine artist.

"Arranging my mental concepts is the struggle. When this process is completed, transferring my thoughts onto canvas is exciting but less challenging. My canvases are systematic and meticulous in their construction. I develop the scene I envision, stroke after methodical stroke, from beginning to end. I never begin a canvas, which I don't finish."

Recent Awards: 1995: Alexandria Museum of Art September Competition - Jurist Award. Alexandria, LA. 1996: Hoosier Salon - Best Work Any Medium, First Time Competitor. Indiana State Museum. Breckenridge Fine Arts Competition - Second Place, Oils. Breckenridge, TX. 1997:Hoosier Salon - Outstanding Work, Any Medium. Also Purchase Award, Franklin College. Indianapolis, IN. Oil Painters of America Regional Show - Jurist Award. Clayton, MO. Annual Juried International Competition - Best of Show, Fitton Center for Creative Arts. Hamilton, OH.

Early Awards: 1969: Hyde Park Art Show - Best of Show. City of Cincinnati Purchase Award. Cincinnati, OH. 1984: National Wildlife and Western Art Exhibition - Best of Show, Western Oils. Minneapolis, MN. National Wildlife and Western Art Exhibition - Best of Show, Western Oils, Milwaukee, WI. 1985 - National Wildlife and Western Art Exhibition - Best of Show, Western Oils. Minneapolis, MN.

Jacob has covered much ground in his development as an artist. For many years, "western" subjects and wildlife, realistically portrayed, dominated his work. Recently, however, he has focused on painting from life, both in the studio and outdoors. With his still-lifes, Jacob strives to convey the beauty in common, everyday "creations" - both God and man's - that we find all around us.

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