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Scott Lawrence Jacobs


         In 2022 Jacobs was granted a sabbatical to study at The Art Students League of New York. A once in a lifetime opportunity, Jacobs studied both portrait painting and urban landscape at The Art Students League of NewYork.

    Jacobs is the great nephew of Daniel Chester French, Designer of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Scott's grandparents met at Boston College of Art. His grandfather a wood carver and grandmother a fashion design major. Scott carried on the family legacy of art and college. 

    Born in Hartford, CT; Jacobs grew up with a natural talent and love of art. He has been painting since childhood. Jacobs graduated Hartford College of Art, while in high school.Later he would attend college both in Southern California, as well as The Monterey Peninsula College. Scott joined the U.S. Navy at age 20 and was commissioned by the US Navy to paint several works, including a mural at Camp Lemonier Djibouti, Africa (Is still up today). After completing his time in the Navy, Jacobs pursued his passion for art.  A year later, in 2008, his work received notable recognition including CNN World News, KTLA News and front page of The Sacramento Bee. At the suggestion of friends in the arts, Jacobs moved to Carmel, CA. Opening his own one man gallery in the premier destination of any artist. Scott Jacobs Gallery is currently Celebrating 13 years in Carmel- By-The-Sea.

Jacobs is a prolific, museum- and celebrity- collected, oil and watercolor painter. Showing at the Monterey Museum of Art in 2012 and 2013. Future exhibitions include The Carl Cherry Center in Carmel, Ca.  

    In 2021 and 2022 Scott Jacobs Gallery was voted best art gallery in Carmel/Monterey, Ca. - Peoples Choice Award Monterey Herald.  can find Jacobs painting at Scott Jacobs Gallery, inside mission patio on Mission Street, between 5th and 6th Street in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea!






2004  Attended Hartford College of Art in Hartford, CT. 




2007  Member of the US Navy Seabees: While serving his 2 years, Jacobs was stationed in Port                          Hueneme, CA. Then deployed to Djibouti/Ethiopia, Africa at Camp Lemonier, as well as Kuwait.                    He was an equipment operator and commissioned muralist/artist for the US Navy.


2007  Commissioned by the US Navy to paint murals for the U.S. Navy Seabees in Djibouti, Africa. 


2008  Reached world recognition on CNN with the painting titled "Someday Has Come," a portrait of                      president Obama.


2010  Jacobs opened his first one man gallery at age 25. Carmel- By- The- Sea, CA.


2012  Shows at the Monterey Museum of Art. 


2014  Commissioned by Jay Woodcroft (Ass.Coach of the San Jose Sharks) for portraits

2014  Show at the Monterey Museum of Art. 


2015  Show at Lincoln studio Carmel, Ca.


2016  Featured in Full page editorial, generously written and published by Carmel Magazine.


2017  Jacobs portrait of "There's Always Hope", a portrait of Bill Murray, is featured on the Cover of                         Shakers Magazine               


2017 Comedian and actor Bill Murray attends show and writes "It looks like me!" on the back of Jacobs                   portrait "There's Always Hope" a portrait of Bill Murray. Jacobs and Bill Murray are featured on the front             page of the Carmel Pine Cone holding "There's Always Hope". 


2018  Opens a new gallery location (Scott Jacobs Gallery) in Carmel-by-the-Sea..

2019        Featured in Coastal Design Magazine (New England Based)​   


      Scott Jacobs Gallery is selected by as one of the top 9 places to visit in California and the number      one painter, studio/gallery to visit in Carmel- By- The- Sea, CA. 

2020    Jacobs paints a new portrait of Bill Murray titled "The Comedian". Bill Murray comes to see the new               painting and says "it looks like the way I feel". 

             "It's probably the best compliment I've gotten on a portrait" -  Jacobs.


  •       Featured in the Monterey Herald  

  •       Featured in Carmel Magazine. 

  • 2021  Scott Jacobs Gallery - is voted best art gallery in Carmel /Monterey County -  Monterey Herald Peoples Choice Award.

  • Jacobs is one of 10 artist chosen for the Carmel Heart Project. Jacobs portrait of Clint Eastwood sells at auction for 10k  (AUG-2021), 100% donation to the Carmel Women's Club and Carmel Foundation. 

  • Jacobs and Zach Weston (Edward Weston's great grandson) have started a series of collaboration works, from nudes to cityscapes. Jacobs paints abstracts in oil over Weston's black and white silver gelatin photographs. 

  • 2022 Scott Jacobs Gallery is voted best art gallery in Carmel/Monterey County. -Monterey Herald Peoples Choice Award. 

  • 2022 Jacobs was granted Sabbatical to study at The Art students League of New York. Jacobs studied both portrait painting and urban landscape.

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