Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Near Emerald
  • Keith Jacobshagen
    born 1941
    born: Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • Near Emerald, 1987
  • Where object was made: Nebraska, United States
  • monotype
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 438 x 546 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 1/4 x 21 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift of Virginia Jennings Nadeau and Richard Pierre Nadeau
  • On view: Long Ellis Gallery, 315, E2
  • 1998.0027
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"The Power of Place: KU Alumni Artists", 16-Feb-2019
Jacobshagen celebrates Midwestern landscapes by combining his intimate reflections of the region with his appreciation for nature. Near Emerald’s low horizon and dominant sky evoke a variety of emotions inspired by the Nebraska countryside. Jacobshagen states: “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.”