Jacob Jugashvili (the surname may also be spelled Djugashvili or Dzhugashvili in English). Born July 14th 1972 in Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR. Jacob completed his secondary education in Moscow and thereafter studied at Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts from 1992-1994. In 1997 he graduated from the Glasgow School of Art (Painting and Drawing) with a BA. Between 1997 and 2000 Jacob showed at various London venues: the Boundary Gallery, Lamont Gallery, Royal College of Art, London Art Fair, Georgia 2000 exhibition at Cork streets Gallery 27. In 1999 his works were shown at Batumi Art Museum (Batumi, Georgia). From 2000-2005 Jacob did almost no painting, working instead in IT business. Jacob is a great grandson of the most influential political leader of the 20th century Joseph Jugashvili better known as Joseph Stalin. On October 2005 he accompanied his father, a military historian and retired colonel of the Soviet Army, Yevgeni Jugashvili, to a conference in the Netherlands (?Yalta and Beyond? organized by the Maastricht University and Assamblee BV) to mark 60th Anniversary of the Yalta Summit in 1945. This event was also attended by the grandsons of the two other Allied leaders Winston Churchill and Franklin D.Roosevelt. From 2008 Jacob is actively involved with politics and public movement in Russian Federation.His views on history and current politics in Russia are the subject of hard public debates and he is not welcomed by Russian official propaganda. Thanks to Internet sales Jacob's art is now International and can be found in private collections around the world. Here are couple of messages Jacob received recently:
1. ' Mr. Jugashvili, Hello! My name is Jeff, and I'm a 30 year old architect living in Sacramento, California. Just writing to you to say how much I admire your artwork! Your paintings are so unique and detailed, and I've never seen anything like them before. What I enjoy most is that the closer you look, the more interesting patterns and textures you can discover. I first saw 'New Day I' on www.butdoesitfloat.com , and was so impressed that I searched for your SaatchiArt page and looked at all the paintings. When I saw that this one was for sale, I knew it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to collect an inspiring piece of art. I am honored to have it here on the wall in my house, where it is enjoyed by the family, and friends who come to visit. It is a small house, with few paintings on the walls, so this one really is a main feature. I am still amazed every time I think of how far it had to travel to get here. The good news is that it made it here in perfect condition. You can be assured that it is being well protected and cared for in a safe place without direct sunlight, with low humidity, and clean air. 50 years from now it will still look the same. If you ever need to find the painting for an art exhibit or anything, it is here in California! Thank you so much for sending this beautiful painting to me. Wishing you continued success with your artistic pursuits! Sincerely, Jeff Walker...'
2. '...Jacob, of your 'Dangerous Waters' series, this almost biblical rendering of 'the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of heaven' (Genesis 8:2) seems the most terrifying... the brushwork is fabulous!...Joseph Levine Philadelphia, PA - United States.
3. Jacob, I just bought Night on Sea II and I wanted you to know that I have seen you art and think it is beautiful. My grandfather once said to me 'out of the bowels of darkness great beauty grows.' This is how I feel about your art and talent. I am honored to have seen your beauty on canvas.' And now, I will add this to my wall with Peter Max, Salvador Dali and Rembrandt. It will be a priced piece in my collection. My best to you.. Michael...'
This is Jacob's Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgx1CO-KMGU8DrOWTfBQOAA