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Oscar Jacobson

Oscar Jacobson

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Oscar Brousse Jacobson (May 16, 1882 – September 15, 1966) was a Swedish-born American painter and museum curator. From 1915 to 1945, he was the director of the University of Oklahoma's School of Art, later known as the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. He curated exhibitions and wrote books about Native American art.

Personal Life

Jacobson married Sophie Brousse, a French-born art historian, whose pen name was Jeanne d'Ucel. They had a son and two daughters. They resided at the Oscar B. Jacobson House in Norman, Oklahoma, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Early Life

Anders Oskar Jacobsson was born on May 16, 1882, on Västra Eknö, an island off the coast of Kalmar County, Småland, Sweden. His mother was Anna Lena Olofsdotter, and his father was Nils Petter Jacobsson. With his parents and siblings, he emigrated to the United States in 1890 and settled in Kansas.In 1908, Jacobson graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He earned a master's degree at Yale University and returned to Bethany College, where he earned a doctoral degree.

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