(American, b.1949) is a Photorealist artist who works in acrylics, oils, gouache, watercolor, and charcoal. Jacot began drawing recreationally in Detroit, MI, in 1981, using charcoal on paper to interpret photographs of works by famous masters, such as Charles Sheeler
and Walker Evans
. Though he took basic drawing classes at Wayne State University, he is largely self-taught. In 1983, he began to seriously pursue art as a full-time career while working part-time as a physician’s assistant.
He works with regular artists’ brushes, and occasionally uses an airbrush. Influenced by Social Realism, his urban landscapes include commonplace subjects and aging structures. Recently he created a series of paintings around the theme of shop windows. He is best known for his attention to light, color, and form, focusing on objects with particular historical or cultural significance.