Philip Rubinov Jacobson

Philip is an artist, writer, philosopher, teacher and visionary. He holds undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate degrees (M.A., MFA) in the Studio Arts with complementary studies in Psychology, Philosophy and Comparative Religion. His work has been exhibited internationally in more than 90 exhibitions and his writings have been read worldwide in numerous articles and journals.

He is the author of "DRINKING LIGHTNING - Art, Creativity and Transformation". He also organizes and teaches painting techniques of the old masters in his renowned seminars. Philip's background as a self-taught artist is unique, and complemented by his studies with Ernst Fuchs, at Castle Wartholz, in Vienna, Austria, 1973-1974. During this time he trained in painting and printmaking techniques of the Old Masters and has been charged by his mentor, Ernst Fuchs, to pass on this knowledge.

Rubinov's travels have been extensive, including India, where he studied Kashmir Shaivism and wandered naked with a band of Sadhus in 1978. He has studied the world wisdom traditions, numerous methods and materials in painting, the Martial Arts of Kodakan Judo, and Aikido Sword. Through his friendship with Ken Wilber, the renowned author and philosopher, he has cultivated many insights into the mysterious forces within the realm of art, Integral psychology/ philosophy and consciousness. Wilber has written two FOREWORDS for Jacobsonís books.

Philip has been a strong proponent for the Fine Arts, especially in the visionary and fantastic genres', and has been referred to as "the lynch-pin of visionary art" by Alex Grey. He has served on several city arts councils, and has been a recipient of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. In 1981 he co-founded and directed the first Institute for Contemplative Education and Visionary Art in the United States, located in upstate New York. In 1995, the professor founded and directed the new School of Extended Studies at Naropa University where he served as the Dean from 1991-1997.
A new 2nd Edition of "DRINKING LIGHTNING - Art, Creativity and Transformation", has been published and released by MARJA Publications and is available on the artistës website. His latest book, "EYES of the SOUL - Exploring Inspiration in Art", is a monumental 730 page survey of 150 artists from all over the world working in a spectrum of styles. The 600+ color plates and 250+ black and white reproductions are complemented by interviews and statements by the artists themselves on their sources of inspiration and creative process. A Foreword by Ken Wilber and essays by 12 esteemed writers, scholars and philosophers also enhance this exciting book. Prof. Phil is currently seeking a publisher for the completed work.
The artist has been holding his renowned international painting seminars: "Old Masters-New Visions" since 1997. His works can be viewed at Galerie 10 in Vienna, Austria, Galerie Paradijs in Holland and by The Dream Masters in the USA.