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Constance Jacobson



In addition to being a printmaker, I worked for twenty years as a graphic designer, both for exhibit design firms, specializing in science museums, and children’s book publishers. I taught introductory and advanced printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Wheaton College. For the last 21 years I was on the faculty at Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly The Art Institute of Boston) where I taught intaglio and other forms of printmaking. I am currently a member and former president of Full Tilt Print Studio, a printmaking collaborative.

Artist Statement

In the past three years, biologically inspired, mostly microscopic forms have given way to urban structures in my most recent monoprints, monotypes and paintings. They make use of simple architectural elements and reference the change in the immediate physical environment of Fenway Studios. Although the pandemic has created a ghostly atmosphere in the neighborhood, intense urban development has encircled our living space, creating an uncomfortable sense of enclosure and density.

Professional Affiliations

The Boston Printmakers, Full Tilt Print Studio (formerly EES Arts)


The Boston Printmakers Purchase Award, Boston, MA
Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Grant
Ann and Donald W. McPhail Award, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
Patron’s Purchase, Bradley National Print and Drawing Show, Peoria, IL
Andrews Nelson Whitehead Award, Printmaking Council of NJ, Somerville, NJ

Artworks in Museums and Collections

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Philadelphia Museum of Art
DeCordova Museum
New York Public Library
Worcester Art Museum
Boston Public Library
Many corporate and private collections


Joseph Shepler, Irwin Hollander, Jan Stinchcomb


Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA – BA in Art
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD – MFA


Inclusion in book, Singular and Serial, Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint, 2019, Ed. Catherine. Kernan and E. Ashley Rooney

Inclusion in the book Contemporary American Printmakers, 2015, Ed. E.Ashley Rooney and Stephanie Standish, Schiffer pub.

“Artsake”, Massachusetts Cultural Council, interview online blog

“Innovative Printmaking”, Art New England, article by Andre van der Wende

Inclusion in the book 60 Years of North American Prints 1947-2007 by David Acton

Interview by Lois Tarlow as the issue’s Profile Artist, “Constance Jacobson: An Artist’s Microscope Interprets Science”

Work reproduced in The Best of Printmaking, An International Collection, Quarry Books, edited by Lynne Allen and Phyllis McGibbon

Essay on Constance Jacobson by David Acton, curator of prints, Worcester Art Museum in Working Proof, Experimental Etching Studio, Boston Public Library