Jacob Dhein

Jacob Dhein

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Jacob Dhein
Jacob Dhein was interested in art as a child. Crayons and colored pencils were his tools of expression. He spent hours intricately crafting drawings of comic book heroes and animals. By the time he graduated from high school, one of his drawings was exhibited on the wall of a local bank. It wasn't until he was a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh that he decided to take a drawing class. He found this so compelling that he continued with sculpture and painting. During this time he met several accomplished and influential artists who encouraged him to pursue a career in art. Tc Farley, his advisor and sculpture professor, taught him about the struggle and dedication one needed to succeed as an artist. Li Hu, his painting professor, showed him the professional side of the art market and what he needed to do if he wanted to paint for a living. In 2006, Jacob graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Painting and Sculpture. He worked for several years after graduation, although still continued with his artwork, mainly doing portrait commissions. During this time he took workshops to enhance his skills with painters whose work he was interested in. After two years, in 2009, Jacob dedicated himself to painting full time. Upon reflection he realized that there were missing elements in his artwork he needed to explore if he were ever to reach his goal of mastering the medium. He searched for a school that had a renown faculty that excelled in the area of representational painting. He decided to get his Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco that he completed in 2013. In 2014, Jacob started teaching drawing and painting at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Selected Exhibitions and Awards 2015 Annual Mini Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CA 2015 31st Anniversary Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbra, CA 2015 Solo Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2015 Introductions, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2015 Figurative Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2015 Contemporary Still Life Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2015 Landscape, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2015 Urban Landscapes, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2014 Solo Exhibition, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco CA 2014 30th Anniversary Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbra, CA 2014 Edge of Realism, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2014 Bold Brush Award, Bold Brush Art Competition 2014 Urban Faces and Figures, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2014 Streets of San Francisco, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2014 An Italian Sojourn 2, Italian Cultural Institute Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2013 OPA Western Regional, South Wind Art Gallery, Topeka, KS 2013 Plein Air Group Show, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2013 Streets of San Francisco Group show, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2013 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, Cowboy & Indians Magazine Award of Excellence, San Antonio, TX 2012 OPA Western Regional, Denver, CO 2012 Spring show, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA 2012 Renditions Gallery, Small works, Walnut Creek, CA 2011 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX 2010 Annual Members Exhibition, West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI 2010 The Glass Blower and The Painter, Cultural Center, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 2010 Richeson Life Drawing: Open Studio Exhibition, First Place, Kimberly, WI 2010 Richeson 75 Portrait, juried show, Kimberly, WI 2010 Secura Fine Art Exhibition, juried show, Two Honorable Mentions, Appleton, WI 2010 Richeson 75 Small Works, juried show, Best of Show, Kimberly, WI 2009 Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascapes, and Architecture, juried show, Best of Show, Kimberly, WI 2009 Artists for ARC, Art off Main gallery, Auction for funding for individuals with disabilities, Oshkosh, WI 2008 Alexander House Exhibition, Port Edwards, WI 2007 Colorama, juried show, Best of show, Wisconsin Rapids, WI Education 2013 MFA, Drawing and Painting, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA 2006 BFA, Painting and Sculpture, University of Oshkosh, WI Publications Walt Mortan, Walt Mortan's Picks: The Best Paintings at the LA Art Show, 2016, Huffington Post, January 31, 2016 Lorenzo Pereira, Jacob Dhein Expresses the Passion of Painting at the Abend Gallery, Wide Walls, Jacob Dhein, Inspiration and The Journey Through Process, Artists on Art, Spring Issue 2015 Brian Sherwin, Art Talk on the Edge: Interview with Jacob Dhein, The Art Edge, December 2014 Show Preview, Southwest Art, December 2014 Real People, American Art Collector, December 2013, Page 106-107 Dhruba RC, Sketches from the Book of Life by Jacob Dhein, Lucky Compiler, October 2013 Plein Air Showcase, American Art Collector, July 2013, Page 140-141 Bonnie Gangeloff, Artist to Watch Southwest Art May 2013 page 24 Twelve Years Strong, American Art Collector, April 2013, page 140 What's in a Face? American Artist Drawing, Spring 2012, page 66
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Jacob Dhein

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Oil on Canvas

20 x 20 in

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