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Prof Phil is an esteemed Artist, Author, Educator and Arts Administrator and is an acclaimed figure in the genres of Fantastic Realism / Visionary Art. In 1997 he formally began to carry on his mentor's, Ernst Fuchs, teachings.

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Philip Rubinov Jacobson ​ Despite his 5 academic degrees including an MFA in Painting & Printmaking, Prof Phil says he learned absolutely nothing about painting at any university. In 1973, blowing off ivy-league scholarships he left the USA to study painting in Vienna, Austria under his mentor, Ernst Fuchs, founder of the School of Fantastic Realism. This is where he met artists that would become life-long friends; De Es, Michael Fuchs, Olga Spiegel, Robert Venosa, Mati Klarwein and a handful of others that comprised the first and finest wave of Fantastic-Visionary painters under Fuchs’ tutelage. In 1997 Ernst Fuchs requested that Prof. Phil formally carry on his teachings in Mische-technique and he has been holding his renowned international painting seminars Old Masters - New Visons'Old Masters - New Visions ever since. In 2012, his partner, Mantra Cora, joined him in organizing and teaching in the seminars. Rubinov's travels have been extensive, including India, where he studied meditation, Eastern philosophy and wandered naked with a band of sadhus in 1978. In 1995, the professor founded and directed the School of Extended Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where he served as the Dean from 1991-1997. The artist has participated in more than 100 exhibitions and his writings have been read worldwide. He is the author of the now classic; 'DRINKING LIGHTNING - Art, Creativity, and Transformation' from Shambhala Publications, Foreword by Ken Wilber, Preface by Ernst Fuchs, and 'PROMETHEAN FLAMES- Rekindling and Re-visioning the Creative Fire', from Betty & Books, Bologna, Italy (Summer 2008) Introductions by Prof. Michael Schwartz and Robin Sean Petersen. These first two books are an integral part of a Trilogy on art and consciousness that culminates in a forthcoming monumental tome entitled: 'Eyes of the Soul - Exploring Inspiration Art'. The artists currently resides in Arizona, USA and and accepts invitations to exhibit his work, commissions or paintings and some private students. Contact him at:
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Most of the time I work with an almost forgotten old masters technique of painting called Mischtechnik (Mixed-Technique/German), used by many of the Rennaissance masters, was handed down from master to student over centuries. It was always in use in an unbroken chain, even if obscure and rarely taught at any art school or university. In the 20th c. the great desemination of this knowledge came from Pietro Anigonni, my mentor, Ernst Fuchs and his comrades of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, Brauer, Lehmden, Hutter and Hausner.An artistic alchemy, it is a method of combining a water-based substance (usually egg emulsion and pigment-white) and a resin-oil based media in one painting; thus a painting done in Egg Tempera and Oil. In Van Eyck's technique the artist used multiple layers of transparent oil color glazes, underpainting and then alternating with white egg tempera applied for highlights. The introduction of oil combined with the tempera facilitated the rendering of very fine detail and realism, which became main characteristics of the Northern Renaissance. The artists of northern Europe quickly learned that the usage of oils enhanced the color of their pigments and gave them flexibility for creating larger works. The Mixed Technique became a mainstay for Dürer, Hans Holbein the Younger and other northern Masters. Most of Van Eyck's major works were painted in the 1430s. It was several decades later before his tempera and oil technique was adopted by Italian artists, notably by the Venetian master Giovanni Bellini . Italian artists soon were experimenting with their own recipes. Artists began adding litharge (white lead) to their glazes, which promotes oxidation and thus faster drying. Soon the introduction of the plant resins, Dammar and Mastic, allowed artists to simplify and speed up the process of completing a painting and to increase the binding of oil color and tempera and gain complete control over the opacity and transparency of oil colors.SEE: and
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS___________________________________________________________ (Participation in over 100 exhibitions internationally, full list upon request)SOLO EXHIBITIONS2018 ‘’DREAMING WITH OPEN EYES’’ August, 2018, Museum of Fantastic Art, The Palffy Palace, Vienna, Austria2017 ‘Fantastic Art of Rubinov Jacobson’, Kuenburg Castle. September, Payerbach, Austria2016 ‘Drinking Lightning’ Paintings, Prints, Drawings & Book Signing, Galerie Mantegna, Florence, Italy2015 "OLD MASTERS with NEW VISION" - Prof. R. Jacobson, Galerie Hirschwang, Hirschwang, Austria2014 ‘’CONNECTIONS’’ - Rubinov Jacobson, Paintings and Drawings, Henry Gregg Gallery, Brooklyn, New York2011 "FANTASTIC VISIONS" - R. Jacobson, Galerie Arthoff, Breitenstein, Austria2009 "VISIONS" - R. Jacobson, Izmir Galerie, Dallas, Texas2008 "VISIONS" - R. Jacobson, Rathaus City Galerie, Viechtach, Bavaria 2005 Rubinov Jacobson in Holland - Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Galerie Paradise, Wonder, Borderland2003 Visions and Vistas- Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Galerie Paradise, Wonder, Borderland 2001“Drinking Lightning”, Paintings, Prints, Drawings & Book Signing, Galerie Mantegna, Florence, Italy,2000 ‘Drinking Lightning’, Ernst Fuchs & Rubinov Jacobson, Galerie 10, Vienna, AustriaTWO - PERSON EXHIBITIONS2014 "PROMETHEAN FLAMES" - Prof. R. Jacobson and Mantra Cora, Daedalus Saudi, Term. Italy2012 DREAMS & VISIONS, Rubinov Jacobson, Ernst Fuchs, Kuenburg Castle. September, Payerbach, Austria2006‘ART OF REVELATION’, Rubinov Jacobson and Ad Wooliness, Paintings and Drawings, Henry Gregg Gallery, Brooklyn, New York2004 ‘Nocturnal Fire’, Rubinov Jacobson and Wolfgang Widower, Paintings, Mirage Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland2001 ‘Fantastic Art of D Es and Rubinov Jacobson’, Paintings, Galerie Seiner, Vienna, Austria GROUP EXHIBITIONS2018“Visionary Art in Montreux”, Montreux Museum of Art, Montreux, Switzerland2017 " 7 VISIONARIES", Ernst Fuchs Museum, Lower Gallery, Vienna, Austria2016 “ A LEGACY OF LIGHT” - 88 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS, Rubinov Jacobson, Curator - Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Castle Gloggnitz, Gloggnitz, Austria2015 ‘Masters of Light,’ Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Petracca Gallery, Pesaro, Italy2014 "Fantastic Art" , Ernst Fuchs Museum, Lower Gallery, Vienna, Austria2013 "OLD MASTERS-NEW VISIONS" - Prof. R. Jacobson and students, Galerie Hirschwang, Hirschwang, Austria 2012 "OLD MASTERS-NEW VISIONS" - Prof. R. Jacobson and students, Galerie Arthoff, Breitenstein, Austria 2011 “FANTASTIC VISIONS”, Museum of Fantastic Art, The Palffy Palace, Vienna, Austria 2010 "MASTER VISION" - Prof. R. Jacobson and students, Galerie Arthoff, Breitenstein, Austria 2009 June/July, 2009, "Blu/Azzuro" - International Exhibition by Invitation, Rubinov Jacobson representing the USA Kunstler Haus of the Landes Museum of Art, Graz, Austria "Interdimensional Art Show", Traveling Exhibition/Invitational, May 3rd: San Francisco, California Temple Nightclub - 540 Howard St., May 9th: Montreal, Quebec - "Eastern Block" , 7240 rue Clark, May 23rd: Seattle, Washington - Columbia City Theatre - 4918 Rainier Ave, June 4th: Eugene, Oregon - Fenario Gallery - 881 Willamette St. 2008 “10 ARTISTS”, December, 2008, Izmir Gallery, Dallas, Texas “Old Masters - New Visions”, Rubinov Jacobson, Cynthia Robbins and seminar students.The Space. May, 2008 Eureka Springs, Arkansas 2007 “DREAMS & VISIONS”, Rubinov Jacobson, Ernst Fuchs, Staber, Kuba, Veronica and Gigi Schramek, Helm, Stern and Vesna, Kuenburg Castle. September, 2007, Payerbach, Austria 2006 “Viechtacher Ausstellung" , Grundschule, Aug/Sept 2006, Viechtach, Bavaria “El Corazon - Art Exhibit” , Feb/March 2006, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas ‘Mind”, Rubinov Jacobson, Alan Wheatcroft, Amy Ferrari, Vivian Karayiannis, Luigi F. Canepa, April. 2006 Mindpuddles Gallery, Houston, Texas 2005 “Old Masters - New Visions”, Rubinov Jacobson and seminar students. The Alte Rathaus. Viechtach, Bavaria, Germany

PUBLICATIONS * EYES OF THE SOUL - Exploring Inspiration in Art, Written and Compiled by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Foreword by Ken Wilber, hard cover, 16 x 14 inches, 730 pages, 600 color plates, 200 line-art. Features 149 artists and 12 writers from around the world. forthcoming. * "An Imagineer -- From the Image - Nation - on the Art of Peter Gric", Milionart Kaleidoscope magazine, Published by Froner and Partner, Innsbruck, Austria, Edition January, 2018 * “DIE SUCHE” (The Search), German Language, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Preface by Ernst Fuchs, E.R. Stieglitz Publications, Austria .2017 * “A Legacy of Light – Generations of Vision”, Austria Castle Incognito, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Exhibition Catalog, Published by Office of Art and Culture, Gloggnitz, 2016 * “SPHERES OF AWARENESS: A Wilberian Integral Approach to Literature, Philosophy, Psychology and Art.” An anthology edited by Prof. James Lough, published by University Press, c.2009. Essay by Philip Rubinov Jacobson entitled "An Eye on Integral Art". Release Date: October, 2009 * “PROMETHEAN FLAMES - Rekindling and Re-Visioning the Creative Fire”, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Foreword by Prof. Michael Schwartz, Prologue by Robyn Sean Peterson, 270 pages in English, 16 color plates by the author/artist. C.2008 by Betty & Books, Bologna, Italy, 2008 * “Architectural Perspectives- The Art of De Es”, Foreword by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Vienna Publishing, by the Palais Wien, Vienna, Austria, c.2008, * “METAMORPHOSIS- 50 Contemporary Surreal, Fantastic and Visionary Artists”, by Jon Beinart, beinArt Publishing, Foreword by Philip Rubinov Jacobson Artist/author's artwork also included. c.2007, * “7 YEARS”, by John Palmer, “Vienna” Introduction by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, c.2005 by John Palmer, Published by Birdie Art Inc., Houston, Texas. C.2005 * “DRINKING LIGHTNING - Art, Creativity and Transformation”, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Foreword by Ken Wilber, Preface by Ernst Fuchs. c. 2000, Shambhala Publications, distributed by Random House, hard cover, 7 x 10 inches, 296 pages, 42 color plates, 52 line art. Second Edition, c. 2004 by MARJA Publications. * “ESCAPISM, by John Palmer”, Foreword by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, John Palmer, 95 pages, color plates, Houston, Texas. c. 2004 * “ONE SOURCE - SACRED JOURNEYS: A Celebration of Spirit and Art”, from Gary Markowitz of Markowitz Publications, contributing artist, writer, jury-editor and consultant, ISBN: 0965589103, 11.7 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches, Essay by Rubinov Jacobson: A Kiss of the Muse, pages 15 - 17. c.1997 * “THE SACRED PATH OF ART”, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, c. 1990, 248 pages, 48 illustrations, University of Denver Press, Denver, Colorado.c. 1990 * “THE GESTURE DICTIONARY”, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, written as an aide for Behavioral Specialists dealing with dual-diagnosed clients in the Denver and outlying areas of the State of Colorado. Compiled by data and research conducted on-site by the author via live-in situations, day to day programs and observations citing antecedents prior to behavioral problems. c.1986 * “THE GALLERY GOURMET - A Brunch Cookbook”, Compiled by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, page 61, illustrated, JCC of Greater Rochester, Rochester, New York.,c.1984

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