Having grown up in Roxbury Jacqueline studied at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and took sculpture, stone carving lessons and drawing classes During that time she became an apprentice and worked with master mold maker Bob Shore.. At this time she also apprenticed with Ernie Montenegro where she learned the technique of lost wax casting.. After moving to New York City she studied stone carving and figurative bronze sculpting at the Arts Student League.
When her time in New York was finished Jacqueline worked first in Los Angeles where she attended the Otis College of Art and Design. She soon moved to Italy to hone her skills. At the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence she learned the old fashioned renaissance art of making plaster molds. She also lived and worked in Carrara where she apprenticed with the master stone carvers. Most of her works are now in private collections.
Three years ago Jacqueline and her husband bought a small farm in Sandwich Massachusetts. Here she has finally found a haven where she can teach privately and pursue her own artistic vision.
Jacqueline Del Fonso joined Fine Art America on March 22nd, 2015.