Mark Anthony Jacobson
Born in 1972 (Sioux Lookout, Canada)
Born in Ontario, Mark Anthony Jacobson is an Ojibway artist who started painting at only 13 years of age. He includes traditional symbolism within the subject matter of his paintings. He is particularly interested in the force of creation and the spiritual energy of the animals.
“It is this language of the spirit that I try to communicate in the images I create, our relationships with the animals, with the birds, with the fish and all of humanity. It is the experience of my ancestors that have inspired the stories and legends of the Ojibway people.”
Mark has been painting for over 20 years now and is one of the most influential artist in the woodland art movement.
“I love art, and I love being an instrument of creativity, channelling the medicine of my people, for the people. The history of my ancestors, and the message of taking care of our environment and the creation, are really important to me.”