Jacob was born in 1949, an only child to young parents whom have just arrived from Europe and began settling the family in a new country. During his youth, Jacob wished to pursue art. However, after his military service he studied Chemistry and graduated from the Technion with a Chemical Engineering degree. Towards the end of the 70’s, Jacob joined the “Academic Institute of Plastic Art” in Bat-Yam, and studied there for three years. During his time there he was under the tutelage of artists such as Eliahu Gat, Haiem Kieve, Oswald Adler and others. During those years he created alternately in search of his own artistic expressions. After many years as a career chemist and researcher, Jacob decides to leave everything and dedicate his entire life towards artistic creation.