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Akron Art Library - Odom Boulevard Collection

Joan Colbert - Get Back, Jack, 2012

Joan Colbert, Get Back, Jack!, 2012 - Linocut with acrylic on paper

About the Artist

Joan Colbert
American, born 1951, Akron, Ohio;
Lives in Akron, Ohio

Inspired by literature, music and her environment, printmaker Joan Colbert often creates works that are thematic in nature. In Get Back, Jack! Colbert depicts a scene from the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk moments before Jack steals a goose that lays golden eggs from a giant who lives in a castle at the top of a beanstalk. This work originally started out as part of a larger piece called Commodity Traders, which included a murder of crows gathered to scoop up the scraps falling from the nest depicted in this print.

If you like Get Back Jack, check out Joan Colbert’s music-inspired print Limoges Market (2006) at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library. To learn more about Joan Colbert’s work, visit:, Joan Colbert Studios at Summit Artspace or follow on Instagram @joan_colbert