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