Artist profile

Robert Jacobsen

Danish modernist sculptor and painter Robert Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen in 1912. During WWII he had a close association with modernist artists that formed the COBRA movement, though he never joined. During this period he made monumental stone sculptures. He started making cast iron sculptures while living in France (1947 - 1969) and received the nickname Gros Robert. Returned to Denmark for various teaching positions. In 1974 he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal by the King of Sweden. Jacobsen died in 1993 in Tågelund.


Born 1912 – Died 1993

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