Yvonne Jacquette (1934–2023)

We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of Yvonne Jacquette, painter and long-time Maine summer resident.

Yvonne Jacquette began her time in Maine more than fifty years ago on the Searsmont property where she and her family spent summers.

A nationally recognized artist known for her aerial views of landscapes, Jacquette died 23 April 2023 in her Manhattan home. She was eighty-eight.

Jacquette Skowhegan copy

Yvonne Jacquette, Town of Skowhegan, oil on canvas, 78 3/16 x 64 3/16 in. (198.6 x 163.04 cm), 1988, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine (Museum purchase from the Jetté Acquisitions Fund; 2003.024).

Jacquette Screeshotcopy

Sharon Corwin in conversation with Yvonne Jacquette, 9 July 2016, Colby College, Waterville, Maine.


Conversation with Yvonne Jacquette, Summer Luncheon 2016, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine

The Colby College Museum of Art presented artist Yvonne Jacquette with the 2016 Cummings Award for Artistic Excellence. On 9 July 2016, as part of the Museum’s annual summer luncheon, Sharon Corwin, then Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator, sat down with Jacquette to discuss her works’ creation process of her works and her ties to Maine. Click here to view the conversation.


Other Links

For her recent show, Yvonne Jacquette: Recent Views. Maine & New York, DC Moore Gallery, New York, 4 May–17 June 2023, click here.

For Carl Little’s 2021 article “Yvonne Jacquette Finds Art in High Places,” Maine Boats, click here.

For John Yau’s article, “Ode to Yvonne Jacquette,” Hyperallergic 14 June 2023, click here.


Image at top: Margaret “Peggy” McKenna, Yvonne Jacquette, New York, n.d., gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm), Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine (Gift of Wendy Roland, 2016.159).