KEITH JACOBSHAGEN II
Born 1941 in Wichita, Kansas
Jacobshagen, a Professor of Painting at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and graduate of the University of Kansas (M.F.A., 1968) has painted plein air landscapes in watercolor since 1969. His favorite haunts have been the Salt Valley area outside Lincoln as well as along the Platte River and in the Missouri Valley region. The date and location as well as temperature and time are noted in pencil on each study. This plein air work is then reworked into large-scale oil paintings and prints that provide "not a portrait of a definite place at a definite time, but of an ideal place at an ideal time." Between October 9 and November 1, 1984, Jacobshagen drove up from Lincoln to participate in a VAP residency and to work with printer Richard Finch on the edition. Students Richard Brown, Wendy Wiggs, and Sally Moluf helped with the printing. "I meant to write this note a month ago and thank you for the great time I had with the print workshop. The time spent working on the stone plus the added pleasure of getting to know you and Gary made the experience a very good one. I can certainly understand why the UNO Print Workshop has such a solid reputation."
1984; color lithograph; image: 18 1/8 x 27 7/8 (45.72 x 68.58), sheet: 22 1/4 x 30 1/8 (55.88 x 76.2); edition of 30