JACQUELINE KAHANE is an award-winning artist living and working in the Cleveland area. Her commissioned art includes portraits and landscapes, and one of her specialties is the traditional Jewish Marriage Contract known as the Ketubah, as well as other Judaica. A marriage canopy she designed for a Cleveland area synagogue was the winner of a Cleveland Community Award for Judaic Design, and the cover she designed for a special supplement edition of the Cleveland Jewish News was also a design award winner.

Over the years, her many-faceted career has included book jackets, advertising and editorial illustrations both in newspapers and magazines, as well as package and label designs. She has also built a reputation as the illustrator of a number of successful children's books, some of which have become collectors' items. Her list of clients has included a number of major New York publishers, such as Macmillan and Frederick Warne & Co., as well as companies such as Revlon International.

As a professor of art for thirty-one years, but now retired from teaching, she has trained many successful students whose work has appeared in major New York museums, and whose illustrations have been published in such venues as New York Magazine, and even as a cover in Time Magazine. Some of her work has also been included in a recently released textbook on drawing where some of her views and methods of teaching are quoted.

Jackie is currently active as a member of the Northern Ohio Illustrators' Society, and in the past, she had been an active member of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. She served on their Education Committee, was a judge for their Annual Student Portfolio Review, and also was the Board Member selected as their delegate to the AIGA National Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado. Jackie has also been a participant in four out of five of the last international Illustration Conferences (ICON).

Jackie holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, NY, and an MFA from Syracuse University.