Mark Anthony Jacobson
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Jacobson
Full Name: Mark Anthony Jacobson
Alternative Names: Rainbow Thunderbird (Pey-sim-away-apey-binasi)
Date of birth: 1972
Place of birth: Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada
Community / Heritage: Anishinaabe/Ojibwe
Art Media: Acrylic.
Mark Anthony Jacobson is an Ojibwe artist born in 1972 in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada. Jacobson is of mixed Swedish and Anishinaabe descent. He began both painting and an exploration of his Ojibway heritage at the age of 13. He was mentored at a young age by Woodland artist Roy Thomas, who provided him with essential skills and encouraged him to follow his own path.
Jacobson creates colourful Woodland-style artwork that is inspired by the stories, legends and traditions of Ojibwe people, relationships between animals and humanity and spirituality. He would find another mentor in Norval Morrisseau, founder of the Woodland School. The two artists had a joint exhibition in 2006 in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
In 2012, he received the American Moonbeam Award for his children’s book “Ojibway Clans- Animal Totems and Spirits.” The following year, Jacobson designed the poster for Aboriginal Awareness Week in Montreal.
Jacobson often introduces himself as “Pey-sim-away-apey-binasi”, which means “Rainbow Thunderbird” in the Ojibwe language. He currently lives and works in British Columbia. He is heavily involved in his community, often donating his artwork for charity.
- 1991: Art show, Taos square, Taos, New Mexico U.S.A.
- 2002: Art show at Longyear museum of Anthropology, Hamilton, New York, U.S.A.
- 2006: Art show with Vancouver Island artists Port Place, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
- 2006: Art show with Norval Morrisseau, Gallery of Giving, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
- 2006: Art show " Transformations”, Greenery native art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- 2007: Art show "Our Sacred Environment”, Greenery native art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- 2008: Art Show "Eagles in the City”, House of the Spirit Bear Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- 2010: Opening art show for 2010 Indigenous Arts in action “Make it Real” with Norval Morrisseau, Gallery & Community Art Space, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- 2012: W2 Woodwards Indigenous winter market, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- 2012: All my Relations, Homecoming art show plus Book launch. A Frame gallery, Sioux Lookout Ontario, Canada
- 2018: Prima Materia Gallery, Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada
2012: The American "Moonbeam award" for his children's book "Ojibway Clans - Animal totems and spirits"
|Title||Last Sold At Auction|
|A GIFTED TEACHER; TRICKSTER WITH IN||2014-08 (August 2014)|
|GRANDFATHER MEDICINE||2014-01 (January 2014)|
|THE PATH OF SPIRIT AND BEAUTY WITHIN||2014-06 (June 2014)|
|UNTITLED (MOOSE)||2016-07 (July 2016)|
Recent Auction Results
Estimate: 125 — 175
Sold: Jul 2016 — Sold For: $180
Estimate: 80 — 120
Sold: Aug 2014 — Sold For: $120
Estimate: 125 — 175
Sold: Jun 2014 — Sold For: $144
Estimate: 150 — 200
Sold: Jan 2014 — Sold For: $372