A horse of a different color

Meet Russ’ partner, Nan Jacobsohn, a renown artist known for her figurative and equine sculpture. In addition to the Tennessee State Museum, her work also graces many public and private collections.

 Find out more at Nan’s work at her web site:  www.TheClayHorse.com.

 Artist Biography:

Although sculpture in clay has been my consuming interest for the past twenty odd years, like many artists, I have worked in related fields of endeavor to support my passion. I taught ten years of secondary art in high schools in California, Massachusetts, and Georgia after receiving my B.A. from Pasadena College in California. I hold, in addition, a Master’s degeree in Liberal Arts from Vanderbilt University. I also served as Artist in the Schools demonstrating sculpture through the Tennessee Arts Commission and Williamson County Arts Commission.

I was responsible for designing and implementing Cheekwood Fine Art Center”s outreach program and redesigned and directed the Cheekwood Education Department in Nashville, Tennessee. During my seven year tenure at Cheekwood, I was given the opportunity to design special projects in clay and paper mache for the Antiques and Garden Show and “Trees of Christmas”. I also participated as an artist in the two exhibitions, “About Face” that hung at the Nashville airport and at Cheekwood.

As the Executive Director of Traveller’s Rest, I wrote a Metro Nashville Arts Commission grant to paint a three hundred foot mural on the railroad bridge in conjunction with the Overton High School students. I served on the board of the Williamson County Arts Commission and designed their “Artists in the Schools” program. I have additionally served on the Screening Committee for Tennessee Association of Craft Artists and as a juror for Spring Fair.

My sculpture has been exhibited and sold through shows and galleries in Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania and New York. I have received numerous prized and awards including the purchase prize from the Tennessee All State Competition.

I have two beautiful and accomplished daughters by my first marriage. In May of 1996, I married woodcarver/artist, Russ Jacobsohn and moved to the mountains between Sparta and Monterey, Tennessee.

 Be sure to check out Nan’s web site:  www.TheClayHorse.com.