Yvonne Jacquette

Born in 1934, Pittsburgh
Lives in New York City

Yvonne Jacquette depicts our urban world from a vantage point high above us. From her perch, she brings order and context to the crazy world we have made. Neon signs, strings of cars on dark highways, bright lit windows viewed from the top of a skyscraper or from an airplane window become the dashes of color Jacquette uses to describe light and space in her paintings and prints.

Jacquette returned to Shark’s in 2015 to make the lithograph “Whitney Construction at Dusk”. In this intensely colorful print, Jacquette captured this view of early stages in the construction of the new Renzo Piano building from an elevated perch in the Standard Hotel. She includes the colorful construction shrouds and traffic streaming by as the lights come on across the bay at dusk descends on the scene.

Yvonne Jacquette received the Painters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1990. She is represented in many public collections including The Metropolitan Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Staatliche Museum, Berlin, and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

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