Sculptor Ray ‘Jake’ Jacobson died earlier this week.
Services will be next Saturday, May 12, at Carleton’s Skinner Memorial Chapel, on the Carleton campus.
Michael Garlitz at Northfield Patch has a very good summary of Jake’s life:
Jacobson was creator of two of Northfield’s most prominent works of art, the Bridge Square Fountain and the bronze sculpture “Harvest” in the city’s riverfront Sesquicentennial Legacy Plaza. He was 91…
Jacobson had been a vital member of Northfield’s art scene since 1955, when he began his teaching career at Carleton College. In addition to teaching art for more than three decades, he designed and constructed public art structures seen throughout Northfield, as well as Minnesota and beyond.
See all my Ray ‘Jake’ Jacobson blog posts and photo slideshows of his Northfield-related activities going back to Aug. of 2007.