Jaim Hackbart claims the title of second generation Nebraska artist though she was born in Northern California and lived her formative years in Japan and Okinawa (to which she credits her aesthetic sensibilities). Influenced by greats such as Dove, Hartley, Klee, Steir, Frankenthaler, and Mitchell. Hackbart carries on their tradition of exploring of nature and spirituality through abstraction. She is becoming known for her intimate abstract pieces that successfully weave elegance and brutishness as well as her highly animated and expressive paintings. Hackbart has exhibited internationally, nationally and locally. Her MFA is in printmaking from UN-L. She has taught art from kindergarten through college. As an artist, she has, also, taught and presented at Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Public Schools, and has been a sought after juror for several art competitions. Her work is in many private collections and public collections such as UN-L, Metro Community College, and New York Public Library.
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