INTRODUCTION:

We wish you a good day to each and everyone. On Oct.1st, 2011, Mark Anthony Jacobson became the first native artist in Canadian history to launch and publish an authorized and official catalogue raisonne of his known artworks to date, preceding that of either Norval Morrisseau and the N.M.H.S. (The Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society). We extend a warm welcome to the many friends, collectors, researchers, galleries, museums and other institutions both educational and otherwise worldwide to this authorized resource on Mark Anthony Jacobson artworks. This database will offer and ensure impeccable pedigree for each piece of Jacobson art, will be an excellent source of security from forgeries and will guarantee the authenticity of your various Mark Anthony Jacobson artworks by offering solid provenance and documentation which is found throughout this catalogue.

There will be many updates to this catalogue raisonne over time. So far, we have found a wide variety of many hundreds of Jacobson artworks and there are still about 800 pieces which we hope will be found that date from 1987 to 2010 and will be added to this database. In the meantime, please feel free to browse the many paintings, drawings, prints and other media which the artist has created. This database will continue to grow with images and stories to his artworks from the past, to the present new updates of his latest works, and the future of newly discovered treasures. We thank you for expressing your interest in collecting, marketing, and educating yourselves about the art and legacy of one of Canada's most exciting shamanistic woodland artists. All our relations. Added note: You can click on any image of an artwork for a bigger view. To scroll the next pages throughout this database: At the bottom of each page, click "Older Posts" for pg.'s 2, 3, 4, and etc. Thank you


In honour of our son - Sagein Wisdom



Record: MAJ-CR000900
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2020
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 36 x 48 inches
Signature location: Horizontal bottom right

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Kootenay mountains BC
Date Acquired: 2020
Acquisition Method: Gift of artist
Agent of Sale: Gift of Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

4 Fish, 5 birds, eagle, moose, 3 human figures, butterfly, interconnected solar/lunar eclipse, stars, water drops

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES
This painting is inspired by the birth and life of our son, Sagein.  He is my light, my love, my inspiration in so many ways it’s simply spectacular. A wise soul said to me: Mark, when you have a child, it opens up a part of your heart that you never knew you had...

And how true these words are. I’m excited every day to rise and shine with this incredible soul in my world. He’s the greatest love I’ve ever known. My boy, the true light of my soul. All my relations, MAJ

Baby boy and his Abstracts

Record: MAJ-CR000899
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2020
Media: Acrylic, ink, crayon on paper
Dimensions: 18 x 24 inches
Signature location: Vertical bottom right

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Kootenay mountains BC
Date Acquired: 2020
Acquisition Method: Gift of artist
Agent of Sale: Gift of Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

Fish, bird, human figure

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES

This is the first painting done by my son Sagein and I. It was about hanging out together, drawing lines, forms, colours and design. It was so beautiful to hold his attention for just a bit, to execute this piece together. All my relations, MAJ

Metaphysics of symbolism

Record: MAJ-CR000898
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2002
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 36 x 48 inches
Signature location: Horizontal bottom left

Owner: Naveen Agerval
Location: Toronto Ontario  
Date Acquired: 2002
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection of Naveen Aggerval 

DESCRIPTION

Shaman with eagle spirit, child in portal, ice/rock formations, mountains, interconnected moon, symbols

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES

Painting was a special commission for a friend of the artist in toronto ont. all my relations MAJ

In the spirit of protecting our children

Record: MAJ-CR000897
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2020
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 20
Signature location: Horizontal bottom left

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Kootenay mountains, B.C. 
Date Acquired: 2020
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

4 birds, trees, interconnected sun, Thunderbird, fish, rocks

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES

Life force of nature spirit


Record: MAJ-CR000896
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2019
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 48 inches
Signature location: Vertical bottom left

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Saltspring island, B.C. 
Date Acquired: 2020
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

6 birds, rabbit, bear, deer, trees, interconnected sun

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES
This painting was commission number 2. Going to my new friends out on the island of B.C. once again the concept was to capture a reverence and joy and deep respect for the animal kingdoms 9n nature spirit. A true honour it was to create this vision. I’m truly happy with these paintings...all my relations, MAJ

Natures pursuit of happiness


Record: MAJ-CR000895
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2019
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 48 inches
Signature location: Horizontal bottom right

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Saltspring island, B.C. 
Date Acquired: 2020
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

2 seals, otter, 3 fish, interconnected eclipse, water, killer whale fin, starfish

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES
This painting is a collaborative effort with new collectors of my work. They wanted a shared experience of the spiritual life flow of the life forces of the Westcoast. It was a true joy executing this piece and challenged me in really getting it right...all my relations...MAJ

Harmonizing the 3 folds of destiny (past, present and future)

Record: MAJ-CR000894
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2019
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 18 x 36 inches
Signature location: Horizontal bottom left

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Kootenay mountains B.C. 
Date Acquired: 2019
Acquisition Method: Gift of artist
Agent of Sale: gift of Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

4 birds, 3 fish, trees, interconnected lunar eclipse, Thunderbird, 3 faces, 

NOTES
Represents paradigm shifts we go through as Anishanabe, living in 2 worlds at the same time....healing from multi generational trauma.  Making a better way each day as we walk through this life.

We fight for life like those that spawn up river in many instances very difficult waters...but we must. It is our way of being well once again. From the past to the present, we heal. ForThe 3 faces represent the past present and future aspects, the 4 birds and 3 fish represent the next 7 generations to come. Also, these 7 also teach the importance of our 7 sacred grandfather teachings.

That each of us, from all walks of life, can come together, live together, harmonize with one another and of course, light the 8th fire...and reinvent the wheel accordingly in the alignments with Mother Earth, the 4 elementals and all life force upon her.

There is still hope....believe it or not. Mother Nature is working out solutions as I write this teaching...

All my relations. MAJ

Family relationships in nature spirit

Record: MAJ-CR000893
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2019
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 20
Signature location: Horizontal bottom left

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Ontario 
Date Acquired: 2019
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

5 birds, trees, 2 interconnected circles

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES 

Animal totems of nature spirit - love of its music

Record: MAJ-CR000892
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2018
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 30
Signature location: Horizontal bottom right

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Nakusp B.C. 
Date Acquired: 2018
Acquisition Method: Gift of artist
Agent of Sale: gift of Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

Bear, wolf, eagle, butterfly, 3 fish, interconnected lunar eclipse, trees, musical notes, spirit face

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES
Painting was a special commission/gift for a special friend and his parents. All my relations, MAJ

She is an artist

Record: MAJ-CR000891
Category: Drawing 
Year Created: 2018
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 9 x 12
Signature location: Horizontal bottom left

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Toronto ont.
Date Acquired: 2018
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

Woman artist, fish, eagle spirit, flowers, wolf clan totem, tipi, water drops, trees, heart, interconnected circle

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES 

My friend - the sufferer

Record: MAJ-CR000890
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2018
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 18 x 24
Signature location: Horizontal bottom right

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Nakusp B.C. 
Date Acquired: 2017
Acquisition Method: Gift 0f artist
Agent of Sale: gift of Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

3 faces, pills, bloodshot eyeball 

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES
Painting was done to gift to a friend of mine who is a sufferer of mental health issues, ptsd, bipolar. He is a brilliant soul and it is an honour to recognize his amazing energy and spirit. I respect this friend greatly....he’s a true soul. An honest brother...all my relations....MAJ

Family medicine drum - First Thunderbird who arrives

Record: MAJ-CR000889
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2019
Media: Acrylic on drum
Dimensions: 18 x 18 inches
Signature location: Horizontal middle left

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Sioux lookout, ont.
Date Acquired: 2019
Acquisition Method: Gift of artist
Agent of Sale: gift of Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Front: Signed in acrylic paint 

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

Stars, Thunderbird, Little Dipper, 3 spirit faces, interconnected eclipse, trees, 3 interconnecting circles

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES 

Honouring the animal spirits of Mother Earth

Record: MAJ-CR000888
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2019
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 18 x 24 inches
Signature location: Vertical bottom left

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Vancouver B.C. 
Date Acquired: 2019
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

2 birds, shaman figure, wolf, Thunderbird, 2 fish

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES
This painting is a true reflection from the spiritual alignment from our Mother Earth and being guided daily, by her powers. It reflects the honour we all should have towards nature spirit and the animal clans....all my relations, MAJ

Love and joy in nature spirit

Record: MAJ-CR000887
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2019
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 30
Signature location: Vertical bottom right

Owner: Private Collection
Location: Vancouver B.C. 
Date Acquired: 2019
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist


MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private Collection

DESCRIPTION

2 loons, Thunderbird, 3 birds, rainbow, fish, sun

PUBLICATION

None found.

EXHIBITION

None found.

NOTES 

wolf clan teaching - respect and honour for Mother Earth

Record: MAJ-CR000886
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2019
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 18 x 36 inches each canvas
Signature location: Horizontal bottom left canvas 1, right on canvas 2

Owner: Private collection 
Location: Toronto ont.
Date Acquired: 2019
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist

MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Back: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private collection


DESCRIPTION-

2 wolves, 4 fish, 2 loons, 2 elders, rocks, trees


PUBLICATION


EXHIBITION

Toronto ont. 2019, private viewing


Notes:

An honour to represent the teachings of the wolf clan and their power. All my relations

MAJ

The strength and power of nature spirit


Record: MAJ-CR000885
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2019
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 36 x 48 inches
Signature location: Vertical bottom left

Owner: Private collection 
Location: Toronto Ontario 
Date Acquired: 2019
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist

MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private collection


DESCRIPTION-

Moose, 2 fish, 6 birds, rabbit, interconnected circle

PUBLICATION


EXHIBITION

Bell centre Lightbox 1, toronto Ontario

Notes:

The power of Mother Earth and her creation is a wonderful blessing to experience each and every day up here in the Kootenay mountains. I am honoured to be in such close proximity to her and the animal clan spirits each day. This is the energy and spirit that I’m in dialogue with. She teaches me, the animal spirits are teaching me. It is absolutely beautiful. Chi-meegwetch and all my relations, MAJ