Crook - 12x18. Jacob Crook was born in St. Louis, MO in 1985. Crook works primarily in the intaglio printmaking technique of mezzotint, but is also trained as an observational oil painter and draftsman. Crook completed his MFA degree in printmaking from Syracuse University in 2014 and received a BFA with emphasis in painting from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2009. Crook’s works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts in Russia, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and are also displayed in numerous academic institutions and private collections. He currently lives Starkville, MS and works as Exhibition Coordinator and Foundations and Printmaking Studio Lecturer in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University.