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
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
and Philadelphia College of Textile and Design, both in Philadelphia.
Primarily known for her watercolors, Ms. Altman has studied that medium with
Bye, Robert Plumb, Robert Whitney, Guy Corriero, Frank Webb, and Tony Van
Hasselt,among others. She has also studied Adirondack Landscape Photography with Nathan
Ms. Altman first arrived in the Adirondacks in 1964 as an art teacher in the
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
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,
composition. She often paints directly from the subject, capturing the rhythm,
and movement created by the lighting situation. Each painting is approached as a
experience and challenge. The artist delights in sharing her sense of joy and
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
private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Jacqueline was a charter member of the Adirondack Craft Co-op of Saranac Lake
participant in the Paint and Palette Festival since it’s inception. She was
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
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
School District, Ms. Altman spent 33 years as an art teacher in the Radnor Twp.
District until her retirement in 1999.
Among Ms. Altman’s interests are photography, nature walks, gardening, music,
and dance. She is a collector of original art with an emphasis on watercolor,
and graphics as well as Inuit sculpture. Among her favorite artists are Winslow
and Rockwell Kent, both of whom have strong Adirondack affiliations. She is a
of the Adirondack Artists’ Guild and Greater Norristown Art League.
Jacqueline’s work may be viewed year round at the Adirondack Artists’ Guild, 52
St., Saranac Lake, NY or in her home studio by appointment.