Russell Jacques is an internationally known sculptor and painter. Through the use of his unique style and technique, Jacques is able to bring the individual closer to an understanding of his medium. He designs his outdoor sculptures to be an integral and complementary part of the architecture. He describes his pieces as elegant in look, delicate in character and soothing in response, with an almost ethereal contrast to the landscapes they occupy.
Jacques approaches his paintings in much the same way as he designs his sculpture. Line, form and quality are very present and important in his work. His bold use of color is balanced by unique compositions and movement within each piece.
A native New Englander, Jacques received his BFA from Boston University and completed post graduate studies at Westfield State College for Massachusetts teacher certiification. After spending sixteen years in the public school system, he launched his full time career as a sculptor and painter. He has been listed in "Who's Who In American Art" for more than two decades. He has exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Allied Artists of America, and the Audubon Society in New York City. His many credits include the Whitney Museum of American Art, The National Gallery of Nova Scotia, The National Ballet of Canada, and the Boston Ballet Company.
His sculptures can be found in prominent museums, corporate and public art collections throughout the United States and Canada, as well as installations in New Zealand, Mexico, Holland, England and Nova Scotia.