Artist’s Project: Yvonne Jacquette


The acclaimed New York–based artist creates a new work by juxtaposing details from 25 years’ worth of black-and-white prints.

Yvonne Jacquette (1934–2023) was an American painter, printmaker, and educator. Her prints, paintings, and pastels of cityscapes—usually depicted from aerial vantage points—were the subject of countless museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide over the past 40 years. Her work is included in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Staatliche Museum in Berlin. Jacquette graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1956 and taught at Parsons School of Design in New York City and at the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a visiting critic. She received the Painters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1990, a Guggenheim Foundation Grant in 1997, the Andrew Carnegie Prize in 1998, the Benjamin Altman Prize in 2005, and the Eric Isenbeurger Annual Prize and Samuel F. B. Morse Medal in 2009. In 2003, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.