French artist Alexandre Louis Jacob was born in Paris in 1876. His landscape paintings are characterized by a serene mood and muted palette.
Jacob started exhibiting his works in the various French Salons in 1899. He was a member of the Society of French Artists, the French Water Color Federation of Artists, and the Society of French Landscape Painters and Sculptors. He was also a member of the Salon d’Hiver and an honorable member of Lagny. He was an officer of L’Instruction Publique as well.
Jacob was awarded numerous prizes for his artistic achievements, among them the First Prize at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1908. In 1911, he was honored with the Prix Raigencourt-Goyon; in 1914, he won the honorable medal from an exhibition in Arnieres. Later, he won the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Paris; and in 1941, he was awarded the Meurand Prize from the French Institute.
The French Government, the City of Paris, and the General Counsel of the Seine have purchased many of Jacob’s paintings. His work is in many museums, including those of: Troyes, St. Etienne, Fougeres, Paris, St. Nazaire, St. Quentin, and Arnieres. In addition, his work is shown in exhibitions throughout South America, Central Europe, Scandinavia, and the United States.
Jacob is included in the international artist dictionaries of Thieme-Becker, Benezit, and Hans Vollmer.
The artist died in 1972.