Yvonne Jacquette

Born in 1934, Pittsburgh
Lives in New York City

Yvonne Jacquette often 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 also creates compelling images of the landscape and the sea from the air or atop hills or mountains. She returned to Shark’s in 2017 to make the lithograph “Ocean View Wind Patterns, Camden Maine”. In this colorful print she depicts a view of the Maine coastline seen from Northpoint. She captures the wind patterns on the water and sailboats moored near Camden.

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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