JACOB KOHN - Painter

Jacob Kohn is continually drawn back to the watery places of the natural world.

“I have returned time and again to the realism of nature as a subject because it provides me with a visual language that best expresses the abstract energy and emotional color that I find essential in my art,” Kohn said.

The shifting forms created by moving water, the vibrant plant-life colors, the rich contrasts of pattern and hue in nature, and the effects of light on water give this artist plenty of elements for inspiration.

MARVEL- ous Lillies 48 x 32” $5,000

The Arrival 31 x 19” $2,000

Koi Dancers I 16 x 29” $1,800

Koi Dancers II 16 x 29” $1,800

"My primary visual interests are water and the phenomenal forms that reside upon and within the watery plane.  I love the tension created by objects such as leaves and lily pads as they hug the surface.  I am fascinated by the complicated levels of space created by trees, reeds, and other plants that are reflected in the water from above as they combine with vines, leaves, and fish looming just below the surface.

Mirror Pond 31 x 19” $2,000

Cloud Cover 24 x 16” $1,800

There is a painterly quality to these constantly shifting forms that allows me to mix and blend an endless variety of invented colors that create rich and satisfying contrasts of pattern and hue." Kohn explains.

Darjeeling oil on canvas 52 x 38" $6,000

Koi Gems oil on canvas 15 x 21" $1,400

Earl Grey oil on canvas 42 x 28" $5,000

Earl Grey oil on canvas 42 x 28" $5,000

Vanilla Spice oil on canvas 42 x 28" $5,000

Spice Lake oil on canvas 43 x 50" $4,000

Nympheas II oil on canvas 37 x 57" $6,000

Kohn has distinguished himself as one of the Northwest most celebrated realist painters, as well as having a distinguished career in academia. Currently he holds the Chair of the Design Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Jacob's work hangs in the permanent collections of Bill and Melinda Gates, the Alaska State Art Commission, Salish Lodge, Microsoft Inc., United Bank of Houston, Jet West of Los Angeles, the Fairchild Corporation, University of Washington and the King County Art Commission, among many others. His work has been commissioned by Boeing Corp.; Children's, Overlake and Harborview Hospitals in Seattle; Hughes Aircraft, L.A. and Barney's New York.

Olive Pool
oil on canvas 16 x 22" $1,400

Ebony Pool
oil on canvas 14 x 22" $1,400

Teresa's Pond oil on canvas 32 x 43" $4,000

Lakewold II oil on canvas 30 x 40" $4,500

To purchase or inquire about Jacob Kohn's paintings,
please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063.

Kona Koi II
acrylic on paper 22 x 30" $1,600

Kona Koi III
acrylic on paper 22 x 30" $1,600


Giclée Print Reproductions

A small number of Jacob Kohn's paintings are available as fine quality giclée art reproductions

All of these images are printed on Torchon 285gsm natural white acid-free watercolor paper for a high quality collectable work of art. The prints in this, the first series of Jacob’s giclée production, are derived from original oil paintings and are limited to editions of 50 images each. 

All prints are signed and numbered by the artist.

To purchase prints please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063.

Copper Creek 22 x 31" $550

Lago Verde 22 x 31" $550

Leaf Dancer 23 x 31" $550

Jade Pool 12 x 32" $550

Rainbow Lake 12 x 31" $550

Yin Yang 12 x 29" $550

Kandy Koi 12 x 36" $550

Landscape V 24 x 31" $550

Nympheas 35 x 15" $550