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Artist's Biography

Ms. Altman, a native of Wilkes-Barre, PA, is a graduate of Moore College of Art, Phila., PA, with a B.S. Degree in Art Education. She has done graduate work in the Arts and Education at the University of of New York at Plattsburgh, St. Lawrence University, Temple, Penn State and Villanova Universities, The Institute of American Universities in Avignon, France, Parsons School of Design at Lake Placid, The University of the Arts
and Philadelphia College of Textile and Design, both in Philadelphia.
Primarily known for her watercolors, Ms. Altman has studied that medium with Ranulph Bye, Robert Plumb, Robert Whitney, Guy Corriero, Frank Webb, and Tony Van Hasselt,among others. She has also studied Adirondack Landscape Photography with Nathan Farb.
Ms. Altman first arrived in the Adirondacks in 1964 as an art teacher in the newly formed Saranac Lake Central School District. She has been a seasonal resident of the Adirondacks since 1966.
Having discovered many wonderful scenic views over the years, they continue to beckon to her. Floral subjects are also a favorite. The artist uses watercolor to capture the essence of the landscape and to hold on to its memory and her emotional responses to it.
In selecting a subject to paint, the artist is guided by her sense of color, light and composition. She often paints directly from the subject, capturing the rhythm, patterns and movement created by the lighting situation. Each painting is approached as a new experience and challenge. The artist delights in sharing her sense of joy and discovery with her viewers.
Ms. Altman has participated in many regional art exhibits in Pennsylvania, the Adirondacks and in France, winning awards in the categories of portraiture and watercolor. She has had several one woman shows with her work included in numerous private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Jacqueline was a charter member of the Adirondack Craft Co-op of Saranac Lake and a participant in the Paint and Palette Festival since it’s inception. She was awarded a grant from the PA. Dept. of Education in the area of aesthetic education resulting in her
development of a related arts curriculum as well as receiving a National Faculty Grant to study at Penn State on the topic of Arts and Humanities.
Having taught art in the public schools of North Plainfield, NJ and Saranac Lake Central School District, Ms. Altman spent 33 years as an art teacher in the Radnor Twp. School District until her retirement in 1999.
Among Ms. Altman’s interests are photography, nature walks, gardening, music, theater and dance. She is a collector of original art with an emphasis on watercolor, drawing and graphics as well as Inuit sculpture. Among her favorite artists are Winslow Homer and Rockwell Kent, both of whom have strong Adirondack affiliations. She is a member of the Adirondack Artists’ Guild and Greater Norristown Art League.
Jacqueline’s work may be viewed year round at the Adirondack Artists’ Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY or in her home studio by appointment.

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