Kathy Jakobsen is one of America’s premier folk artists. Widely collected, her paintings are part of a number of permanent collections, including those of the Smithsonian and the AKC Museum of the Dog. She was called “one of the best landscape folk painters of the century” in the Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists. Her work was featured in a twenty-five-year retrospective exhibit at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and has been exhibited in Europe and Japan. Kathy moved to New York City as a young artist and lived there for eight years. Inspired by the architecture, the people, and the city’s excitement and energy, she has been using her vibrant style to capture its cityscapes and harbor scenes for her entire career. Kathy is the creator of My New York and My Washington, DC, and she did the paintings for This Land Is Your Land and Johnny Appleseed. Kathy and her family now live in Florida, but New York will always remain an inspiration for her work. She invites you to visit her at kathyjakobsen.com.