Norman Jacques 1984-90

MAFA President 1984-1990

Norman Jacques lived and worked in Manchester where he was born, studied and taught. He attended the Manchester College of Art and Technology from 1937 until 1942.  Norman specialised in printmaking – especially etchings, lithographs and wood engravings, and he later worked at Manchester Polytechnic.  He was the Senior Lecturer in the Printmaking Department here, from 1950 until 1982. 

He exhibited in Edinburgh, London and Manchester, and as far afield as Nebraska and Cleveland in the USA. His work is in the collections of the V&A, Manchester Art Gallery and Nebraska University. Among many other achievements, such as winning the Procter Award and the Giles Bequest Award in block printing from the V&A, he was a member of and President of both the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (1984-1989) and The Manchester Art Club. He died aged 92 in 2014.

The National Football Museum have recently acquired one of his prints for their collection. Find out more.