Artist Jacob Pfeiffer’s long journey covers 80-plus years and two continents. During the course of his amazing life, he developed his artistic talent, painting scenes that show the pioneer days through contemporary times.
Pfeiffer, who moved to Las Cruces in 2013, specializes in oil painting on canvas and linen. His works in the show feature scenes of Native Americans and early settlers, animals, and even scenes of local sites like the Museum and the Las Cruces Farmers’ & Crafts Market. There are 26 included in the show.
Growing up in Romania, Pfeiffer began drawing pictures of animals as a young child. Pfeiffer came to the United States when he was 19, worked at various jobs and took art classes at night. Soon, a prominent Cincinnati gallery offered him a solo show that was a great success.
Pfeiffer’s work has evolved over the years, depending on the subject matter. He has received dozens of awards and his work has been displayed in galleries all over the country.