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Arete Gallery: Painting by Scott Jacobs

Scott Jacobs

Meet the Artist

Three years after receiving a set of paints from his wife, Sharon, for Christmas, Scott became the first officially licensed Harley-Davidson artist in 1993 after Harley representatives saw his work at an art expo in New York City. He still proudly holds his license as well as many others he’s acquired along the way. Licenses including Chevrolet, Ford, Mattel, Marilyn Monroe Estates and Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Although Jacobs drew pen and ink illustrations for his school newspaper, Scott began his career in the art industry not with his painting but by purchasing a failing gallery at nineteen with money he saved from working odd jobs. At twenty-one, Scott had the cash and customer base to open the doors of Reflections On Canvas in Westfield, NJ; a gallery that was met with much success.

In 2004, Scott and Sharon decided to open Scott Jacobs Studio, their own publishing company.

“The decision to become self-published was the best decision we ever made for our family and our future as a company,” said Scott.

In 2016, they moved their operations from CA and opened Jacobs Gallery in Deadwood, SD. You can see original paintings and a large collection of vintage Harley-Davidson’s on display in this historic, western town.

Scott’s images can also be seen on many objects from limited editions graphics to Franklin Mint Collector Plates, coffee mugs, beach towels, clocks, and many others. In 2010, he released his second coffee table book, The Art of Scott Jacobs — The Complete Works which showcases works as early as the late 80s.

Scott Jacobs, Featured Artist at Arete Gallery