Eli Jacobi (1898-1984) was best-known as a printmaker and illustrator. He studied in Europe and Asia, and in New York at the Art Students League after he moved to the United States in 1920. Jacobi worked for the Graphic Arts Division of the WPA Federal Arts Project in New York. His specialty was block printing. Jacobi was also successful as a magazine and book illustrator. He was a contributing illustrator to Nation, Saturday Review, and Living Age magazines. His work has been exhibited at the Chicago Art institute, the National Arts Club, and the Museum of Modern Art. There was an exhibition celebrating his works in 1986 at the Mary Ryan Gallery in New York.