Jacqueline Barnett

(American, born 1934)

Jacqueline Barnett is a Seattle-based artist. Her abstract artworks explore visual narratives and emotions found in the interaction of color, gesture, and form. Born in New York, she took an interest in art from a young age. Barnett graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1955. In 1966, her husband accepted a faculty position at Stanford Law School and they moved to California with their five children. She first took formal painting classes at Stanford, where she became interested in feminism and in communicating a sense of self in her paintings and monotype prints. She and her husband have lived in Seattle since 1985, where she continues to create expressive and energetic abstract paintings.