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   Avery Gallery presents "The Whimsical Art of Forrest Jacobs" on Fri., Sept. 1 from 5 - 9 pm.  Forrest plans to attend the opening this Friday during the Art Walk.

Forrest Jacobs - Sea Side
Sea Side - 18" x 24"
Forest Jacobs - Church
Church - 24" x 36"

      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.
     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. 
Forrest Jacobs - Sugar Mill
Sugar Mill - 24" x 36"
     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.
Jackson Square - Forrest Jacobs
Jackson Square - 16" x 20"
     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 (the predecessor to The Georgia 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.  One of his paintings of Kennesaw Mountain is on display at Brumby Hall.
Dahlonega Mural
Forrest Jacobs - "Dahlonega" - 1983 - I.S. 6' x 12'
Courtesy of 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.
Forrest Jacobs - Wagon Road Forrest Jacobs - "Wagon Road"   I.S. 14x11
For "The Wallers in America" by Charles S. Waller
Courtesy of the Troup County Archives.

     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.

    The Whimsical Art of Forrest Jacobs - 5 to 9 pm, Sept. 1 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.


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