Mark Anthony Jacobson

Spiritual Purification in the Eagle Clan Sweat Lodge ojibway art painting

Jacobson, Mark Anthony

Born: 1972 Male

Place of birth: Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada

Nation: Ojibway

Born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada in 1972, Mark Anthony Jacobson started painting at 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, channeling 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.”