Jacqueline S. Marks

JACQUELINE S. MARKS      Sculpture, Puppets, Wall Art  

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As a child, I loved to draw. I was fortunate to have a mother who encouraged me by enrolling me in art classes when I was quite young.  I have studied art ever since. My main interest has been sculpture. I loved to carve in hard wood, work in clay and create works in wax later to be cast in bronze. A secondary fascination was printmaking. I enjoyed experimenting in a variety of techniques

Now that I am an octogenarian, I am limited to less physical art activities. I enjoy investigating new techniques and find new ways to be creative. I am using sewing techniques to create mystical objects. I am also creating three dimensional work with a basket technique using waxed linen woven over wire. It is never too late to try new things.

My earlier work involved the gesture of the human figure. It was exciting to see how a gesture could provoke so much emotion. I was also fascinated by images of mothers with children and used this theme in many of my creations. My background as a puppeteer was the reason that I have been so influenced by gesture and movement is 

I have another passion. I love ravens and crows. I am delighted by the way they move and the distinctive way they fly. There is a certain mystique about these birds. It thrills me to see them cavort and entertain themselves. I find them fascinating. 

Art has been an extremely important part of my leave. Besides creating artwork, I am exhilarated by creativity in others.


Jacqueline Marks recently won the First Place Award for her paper clay sculpture Book of Flight, in the Small Treasures Exhibitions at the Palos Verdes Art Center. Marks has won a number of awards for both two and three dimensional work, including an award presented by the American Ceramics Society.

Her semi-abstract figurative work has been shown in juried exhibitions and invitational exhibits at the Los Angeles County Fair, the Torrance Art Center Gallery, Whittier Art Association Gallery, South Bay Jewish Artists Council, Hermosa Beach Civic Auditorium, Palos Verdes Art Center, The Orange County Museum of Art and other venues.

Marks has done commissions for the Edna Reis award, Reiss-Davis Clinic; the Emma Stern Award, Jewish Centers Associates; and a P.V.A.C. Award for the Norris Foundation. Her work is in many private collections.

Of late, Marks’ artwork has focused on the subject of birds, especially crows and ravens. Their ability to survive in a hostile human environment, their playfulness and their appeal as a source of folk tales and their mystical qualities make them appealing to her.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to create objects. It astonished me that I could take materials such as clay or wood and turn them into sculpture. To start with an idea and some raw materials and transform them into art gave me great satisfaction. It still does! 

 Curriculum Vitae

Jacqueline Marks (b. 1930, USA)



Los Angeles City College, Associate of Arts, 1950

Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1951

Mills College, Bachelor of Fine Arts 1953


2004   Free to Be-Controlled Ravens, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

1993   Body Language, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

1986   Figures Carved, Figures Cast, Whittier Art Gallery, Whittier, CA 

1985   Mothers and Others, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA 

1987   J. Marks Sculptures and Prints, Millard Sheets Center for the Arts, Fairplex, Pomona, CA

1984 – 2015   Included in various group exhibitions, Los Angeles County, California


Los Angeles, CA

Beverly Hills, CA

Palos Verdes, CA

Santa Fe, NM

Natick, MA


Jackee has written a book about



By Alan Gregory Cook 

as told to Jacqueline Marks 

with Dmitri Carter

edited by Paul Eide


This coffee table book measures 10” x 12”. It contains 200 pages including over 100 photographs in color. The book is filled with Alan Cook’s delightful stories about his puppet collection and how he acquired the puppets.


The book is $37.50 plus $5.50 shipping & handling (pre-orders placed before July 1st will get free shipping & handling).


To order send your check for $37.50 to IPM Book c/o Jackee Marks, 702 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. Include your shipping address and email.


The books should arrive at the end of June and will be shipped as soon as possible.


We are hoping to have a book signing in early July. If you are interested in attending, please let me know. All is dependent on the arrival of the books!

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