Jean-Paul Jacquet is an American painter, sculptor, published illustrator, and educator. He lives in Pomfret, Connecticut, with this wife and two young children, where he is Artist in Residence at Pomfret School. His work can best be described as expressive, figurative, culturally and socially driven, and often exemplifies his keen observation skills as he assessed the chaotic world around him as well as the nuances of "the little things in life." His artwork is also influenced by his travels, as he spent his earliest years in Nigeria, is a citizen of France, and continues to be a globe trotter whenever given the opportunity.
Jean-Paul never goes anywhere without a sketchbook locked under his arm, an artistic obligation he has fulfilled for perhaps thirty years. It is in these sketchbooks that he has laid out his works and dreams, and planned out his larger scale paintings and sculptures. Quiet natured himself, he takes things in, often says little and instead allows what he sees to find its way into these sketchbooks and grander works.
Jean-Paul holds a BA in Illustration from Syracuse University and has also studied in Florence, Italy. In addition to his work at Pomfret School, Jean-Paul also spends his summers running and teaching at L'Atelier au Chateau, an art retreat for teens in France. You can learn more about Jean-Paul Jacquet here.
Jean-Paul Jacquet's "Tape Mural" will be on display from February - April 2020