Don Jacot, celebrated Photorealist, dies at 72

Don Jacot, celebrated Photorealist, dies at 72

Donald R. Jacot, the Photorealist artist known for his colorful paintings of vintage toys and precisely depicted vintage urban landscapes, died on August 26th in San Francisco, California. He was 72. His death was announced by his family on September 14, 2021. A major figure in the second generation of Photorealist painters, Don Jacot brought a unique combination of personal vision and painterly precision to his work. As Louis Meisel wrote: “Don Jacot was one of the leading Photorealists of the all-important second generation of Photorealist painters whose work helped to cement the achievement of the artists of this genre. His work displays the highest level of realist and representational painting. He was a prolific and productive artist throughout his life and passed away at his easel doing what he loved to do.” Jacot’s early works of the 1980s featured urban landscapes of his native Chicago
Donald R. Jacot, the Photorealist artist known for his colorful paintings of vintage toys and precisely depicted vintage urban landscapes, died on August 26th in San Francisco, California. He was 72. His death was announced by his family on September 14, 2021. A major figure in the second generation of Photorealist painters, Don Jacot brought a unique combination of personal vision and painterly precision to his work. As Louis Meisel wrote: “Don Jacot was one of the leading Photorealists of the all-important second generation of Photorealist painters whose work helped to cement the achievement of the artists of this genre. His work displays the highest level of realist and representational painting. He was a prolific and productive artist throughout his life and passed away at his easel doing what he loved to do.” Jacot’s early works of the 1980s featured urban landscapes of his native Chicago