Jacqueline casey 1927-1991
Jacqueline was born in Quincy on April 20th 1927 and studied at Massachusetts College of Arts where she received a certificate in fashion design and illustration and a bachelor of fine arts degree, and then went on to work as a fashion illustrator and advertising, editorial and interior designer. In 1955 she joined the office of publications at MIT (Massachusetts institute of technology) along with Muriel Cooper who at the time was the Graphics Director. While working here her work proved to acknowledge the grid method made by the post war designers of Switzerland. Jacqueline stayed with MIT and became director of the office of design services from 1972, to 1989 where she retired. In 1991 she passed away from her struggle with cancer.
Much of Jacqueline's work has been permanently stored in art museums such as in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, the USIA, and the Library of Congress. Her work is also shown in many graphic design magazines and annuals and in books on the history of graphic design. A book has also been written about her work which is called "POSTERS: JACQUELINE S. CASEY – 30 YEARS OF DESIGN AT MIT".