Jake MOL – Painter
Born in the Netherlands, Jake arrived in Canada in 1952 as a teenager, continuing his art education at several Ontario Colleges such as Central Tech, O.C.A. and others, while also continually taking part in art workshops with prominent North American artists. Jake first received public interest across North America in 1964 with a published portrait of J. F. Kennedy. Jake was an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, a Signature member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, and a Charter member of the Vodka Painters of Canada. He was a well liked, respected and sought after Painter, Instructor and Juror. His charcoal portrait of chief Joseph is displayed in the Crazy Horse Museum of South Dakota. Jake loved and painted the outdoors, the Canadian Shield and the North, and often painted on location.
Jake sadly passed away in 2018.