Old Marietta Whimsical Painter - Forrest Jacobs

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Dear Folks,

     Avery Gallery, Inc. will present an exhibition of paintings by Forrest Jacobs for the September ArtWalk from 5 pm until 9 pm on Friday September 7th.

     His more than 60 year art career has produced paintings much better than those by many of our better known artists.  Come see a selection of fascinating works from local collectors and several that will be for sale.  Several different mediums will be shown; oil, watercolor, pastel et al.

   Fine art painter Forrest Jacobs transferred to Marietta High School in 1948.  He was graduated from Marietta High School in 1952 where he was active in the Key Club.  His many friends in high school were recipients of his art work.  “A very quiet person but so talented and fun to be around” says Mary Lou Cagle of Marietta.

     One of his paintings of Kennesaw Mountain is on display at Brumby Hall.
     He worked at the Dairy Queen on Roswell Street (corner of Park Street).  This was the first Dairy Queen in Marietta.  He worked after school and on weekends.  Classmates loved Forrest because he always added a little extra to banana splits, sundaes and whatever he prepared for them. 

     Paintings by Forrest are typically oil on canvas, but he has also done watercolors, pastels and several other mediums.  His work is exceptionally well done but very unusual.  His imagination asserts itself in all his work, but the quality and expression of his talent is much greater than his modest nature.

     He has had one man exhibitions at the High Museum, and in Atlanta, Toronto, New York City, Palm Beach and Louisville, KY.  He painted stage sets for Coppellia and Nutcracker for the Cobb-Marietta Ballet, paintings and murals for Mt. Paran Church of God, Atlanta, Bracebridge, Ontario Canada mural 9’ x 54', and a 6’ x 12’ mural for the Old Dahlonega Courthouse Museum which now hangs in the Lumpkin County Elementary School.

     Forrest has also illustrated several books, and if you have one, we will ask him to autograph it for you.  He illustrated "The Parasite" by Mendele Mocher Seforim, "The Adventures of Shlomele" by Saul Davis, and a two volume Waller family genealogical history.

     Additionally, Forrest's works are in the personal collections of numerous individuals around Metro-Atlanta and are showcased on the walls of numerous schools and businesses.

     We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful exhibit from 5 to 9 pm, Friday, September 7 at Avery Gallery.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building.

390 Roswell St.
Marietta, GA 30060


Greg Jennings December 12, 2012 at 05:32 PM
It's great to hear that the work of Forrest Jacobs was on display... I wish I had seen this earlier. It's important that the work of all local artists is on display. My company, Simply Local Painting (www.simplylocalpainting.com) does a lot to help local painters find larger interior design and interior painting work to help fund their artistic ventures.


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