Jeff Isaacs was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1995 for his contribution to Art and Australian Defence Heritage. Born and educated in South Africa, Isaacs attended Art School in Johannesburg and worked as an illustrator in advertising in Cape Town before moving into advertising in Ghana and Nigeria. He migrated to Australia in 1967 and worked in design studios in Sydney before moving to Canberra, and after several years working as a graphic designer, moved to the Department of Defence. His interest in painting was soon recognised and he was appointed as Defence Artist. His works are nationally and internationally recognised; on display in the Pentagon, the National Collection of Papua New Guinea, and other collections in Australia and overseas. Her Majesty the Queen Mother was presented with one of Isaac’s works in 1988 and many of his paintings hang in Defence establishments around Australia.
Jeff's artworks include,