Jacqueline Fogel, 83

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Jacqueline Fogel died in Jamaica Sept. 22. She was 83.

Born Oct. 13, 1928, in Brooklyn, as a child she showed a great interest in drawing. She attended the Philadelphia School of Art and maintained a career as an artist throughout her life.

Impressed by the native American art represented in Kachina dolls, she developed a personal style in her 20s that always incorporated bright colors. Her work ranged from land and cityscape watercolors to small to life-size polychrome sculptures made almost entirely from discarded ornate furniture parts and other found or collected objects.

In 2000, she was given the opportunity to create cow sculptures for the New York Cow Parade, and in 2002 she painted sculptures for the Rescue Dog book honoring the working dogs from Sept. 11, 2001. In 2005, her Big Apple sculpture was displayed outside Trump Tower.

She swam regularly in Jamaica Bay and maintained an active and vibrant lifestyle throughout her life, attending many parties, art exhibits and concerts.

She leaves behind two children, Sue and Michael, a sister, four grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

Updated 12:58 am, October 18, 2012
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debbie galluzzo from new city, ny says:
My Aunt was good friends with Jacqueline. I have a painting that she painted that was always in my Aunts home and and when she passed away, i always loved the painting so now it is hanging in my home. My Aunt was also an Artist. Her name was Mary Calzetta Ottenheimer and her and Jacqueline used to be great friends. I was cleaning today and dusted my painting and decided to google her name and saw that she had passed and I was sorry...anyway just wanted to comment.
March 16, 2013, 12:37 pm
Mona Russo from Mineola, NY says:
Jacqueline Fogel was my very dear friend, whom I missed so very much.

Jackie was a marvelous artist, so many of her friends and relatives have Jackie's work. She sold to the best her art work and sculptures.

I smile every time I think of Jackie. We were runaround buddies. You never knew where we would turn up.

We loved Jazz, Classical music, museums and dancing.

People were drawn to this crazy duo.

People on the subways would change seats to sit and talk to us. The stories I can tell are amazing.

She had a laughter that could not be matched and a beautiful smile. People began laughing for no reason when hey heard us laugh.

Jackie was truly unique and they truly broke the mold when Jackie was born.

Her children are also amazing. Kind, caring and loving.

An wonderful tribute was presented by her children.
Her friends and relatives were present.

We all told Jackie stories. Between the tears, we could not help but smile.

In my lifetime, I was fortunate to have Jackie as my friend and my crazy run around pal.

This gal lived life to the fullest, traveled all over the world. Never rich in money, but truly rich in spirit.
March 31, 2013, 12:02 pm
Howard Finkel from Verona NJ says:
I was/am friends with Jackie's son Michael. We attended Ryan Junior High together and were in bands together. Going over to their house was always a magical experience with her beautiful sculptures crafted out of found furniture. Mike and I were enamored of the guitarist Johnny Winter and Jackie did a sculpture of him that Johnny and his band actually saw, going over to their house after he did a concert at Queens College. I frequently wonder where that incredible sculpture is today. I would love to buy one of her sculptures , they were always some of my favorite pieces of art. A lot of talent in that family, Michael is an incredible guitarist performing in the Bay area. She was a beautiful soul whose art should be more well known.
Dec. 8, 2016, 5:12 pm
Lou d'Holczer from Forest Hills, NYC says:
Jacqueline was full of LIFE She enjoyed conversing with people about art and life. We met during a street fair in Forest Hills Gardens on Austin Street. Both myself and wife later became her friends and would later be invited to her house for a couple of parties. We have several of her beautiful urban water color paintings which are always commented on by quests and always enchanting
just to view. Although a couple of decades younger we very much miss having Jacqueline Fogel in our life...
Jan. 23, 5:44 pm

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