Art Abstracts: The Red Tank by Oscar Brousse Jacobson

Looking for the answer to Art Abstracts? It’s Oscar Brousse Jacobson’s The Red Tank (Indian Pool).

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IMAGE CREDIT | Oscar Brousse Jacobson, U.S. b. Sweden, 1882-1966 | The Red Tank (Indian Pool), 1940 | Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 in. | Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the University of Oklahoma, Norman; Gift of Robert Long, 1989

The Red Tank is one of the many works of artist Oscar Brousse Jacobson that are currently on display at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Jacobson arrived at the University of Oklahoma in 1915, and to commemorate the centennial of his appointment at OU, the FJJMA has exhibited a retrospective of his influential career. Jacobson completed in excess of 600 works of art during his fifty-year career and looked to the landscapes of Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma for inspiration. During his tenure at OU, he oversaw tremendous growth in the School of Art, helped to create the first art museum on campus in 1936, and promoted the visual arts in the Southwest, especially the work of Native American fine artists. The exhibition includes over 50 works by Jacobson and explores the vital role he played in encouraging the visual arts in the region.

Visit the exhibition today, because it will only be open until September 6!

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