Jacob Sutton arrived in Afghanistan in October 2001 crossing the Khyber Pass and spending Christmas in the mountains of Tora Bora. He settled in Kabul and for three and a half years travelled to remote villages to draw Afghan men, women and children. He produced more than 350 charcoal portrait drawings. Many of these drawings are included in his book 'Afghanistan' published for The British Museum's Afghanistan Exhibition.
Jacob has worked for twenty years as an artist and for the media world. His clients include The British Museum, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The Royal Academy of Arts London, The International Shakespeare Globe Centre London, The National Gallery, Texaco Oil Company, Time Magazine, TDIC Abu Dhabi, BBC TV, Fosters+Partners, Laura Ashley Foundation, the United Nations and the Walt Disney Company.
Jacob's most recent book, published for The British Museum Shakespeare Exhibition 2012, is titled 'Shakespeare and Friends' featuring writing by AC Grayling, David Crystal, Charles Nicholl and Horatio Clare.