Yvonne Jacquette, American (1934 - )

Yvonne Jacquette

Painter-printmaker Yvonne Jacquette was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1934, growing up in Stamford, Connecticut. She studied with Robert Hamilton, Robert Roche, Herman Cherry and John Frazier during four years (1952-1956) at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.

Perhaps best known for her aerial panoramic vistas of cities at night, Jacquette has also illustrated books of poetry and been a set designer. Her teaching experience includes the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, 1972, visiting artist at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1972-1976, Parsons School of Design in New York City, 1975-1978, again at the University of Pennsylvania from 1979-1982, and Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1979-1984. Jacquette has been a visiting critic at the Graduate School of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts since 1991.

Most of Jacquette's paintings, prints and pastels evolve from pastel studies actually drawn high in the air from city rooftops, jet airplanes or rented single-engine planes. Some pieces show urban lights sprinkled far below like stars and constellations fallen to earth. Other paintings are closer to the city with signs blazing just above the traffic. Recent works have incorporated the wing of the aircraft from which the view is seen.

Her work is in the collections of the major museums of New York City: Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, as well as the Brooklyn Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D. C. and Staatliche Museum, Berlin, Germany.


Recieved Andrew Carnegie Prize for Painting National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Recieved Guggenheim Foundation Grant for Painting
Recieved Painters Award American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
Born Pittsburgh, PA
Studied Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Recieved Mikhail and Ekaterna Shatalov Prize National Academy Museum, New York, NY

Exhibitions
2001 - 2003 Aerial Muse: The Art of Yvonne Jacquette, National Museum of Women in the Arts Washington, DC
2000 Yvonne Jacquette - Evening: Chicago and New York, DC Moore Gallery New York, NY
2000 The Likeness of Being: Contemporary Self Portraits by Sixty Women, DC Moore Gallery New York, NY
2000 On Paper: Katherine Bradford, Alison Hildreth, Yvonne Jacquette, Natasha Myers, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME
1999 Together/Working, The Art Museum, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH
1999 Summer Group Show, DC Moore Gallery New York, NY
1998 Vertigo: Paintings from the Top of the World Trade Center, New York Studio School New York, NY
1998 Earth, Water, Air: Eight Contemporary Painters, DC Moore Gallery New York, NY
1998 Yvonne Jacquette: Maine Aerials, Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine Gorham, ME
1997 Yvonne Jacquette: Vantage on High, DC Moore Gallery New York, NY
1997 Aerial Perspectives: Imagination, Reality and Abstraction, DC Moore Gallery Miami, FL
1996 Changing Horizons: Landscape on the Eve of the Millennium, Katonah Museum of Art New York, NY
1996 Yvonne Jacquette Frescoes, Caldbeck Gallery Rockland, ME
1995 Yvonne Jacquette: Paintings and Pastels, 1992-1994, Brooke Alexander New York, NY
1992 Yvonne Jacquette: Frescoes, Monotypes, Pastels and Prints, Brooke Alexander New York, NY


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