Bertha Evelyn Clausen Jaques
(1863 - 1941)
Bertha Evelyn Clausen Jaques was active/lived in Illinois, California, Ohio. Bertha Jaques is known for etcher-urban and rural views.
Biography Bertha Evelyn Clausen Jaques
Bertha Eveyln Clausen Jaques, born in Covington, Ohio in 1863, was of historic importance in the field of etching in the United States, as she almost single-handedly initiated the etching revival in the 20th Century. It was through the Chicago Society of Etchers, which she organized and led, that etching became a serious medium for artists, creating reasonably priced works the public might more easily acquire.
Jaques organized two Society traveling exhibitions a year, often co-sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago, during her twenty-seven year tenure as the secretary-treasurer of the Society of Etchers. Her etchings, many of them floral and botanic subjects, along with those of the artist membership, were exhibited widely at the
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