“Professionally speaking, success for me is that moment when I watch a client fall in love with a work of art. I sometimes think of myself as an aesthetic matchmaker. I need to have the right tools and expertise to do a great job, but ultimately it comes down to a human connection that allows me to understand what might be the perfect art to suggest to a particular client. At its best, art consulting is an affair of the heart.”
The award winning firm of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services has been supplying the finishing touch of artwork to residential and commercial clients since 1982. Jacqui’s expertise and passion for art are fueled by years spent as a gallery owner, picture framer, lecturer, visual arts journalist, and by her childhood spent in a home filled with artists.
Jacqui holds an MA in Art History and a BA in Journalism from Boston University. She has published articles on art collecting in The Boston Globe, Art New England, The Corporate Art Report and Graphics Magazine, and shared her insights on art collecting with audiences at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, The Copley Society, The Boston Design Center, Fitchburg Art Museum, Boston Architectural College and numerous private venues. Jacqui is past president of the International Furnishings and Design Association New England chapter, was national director at large 2006-2009, and currently serves as VP of Community Service. She is an allied industry member of the American Society of Interior Designers, and is a member of the Luxury Marketing Council of New England.
Click here to read “Are You A Collector?” which was published on the New England Home website, February 10, 2015.
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
The many home owners whom I have been privileged to assist,
and the interior designers who create spaces that inspire us, including:
Duffy Design Group
Leslie Fine Interiors
Christina Oliver Interiors
Sue Adams Interiors
Rosemary Porto, Poggenpohl Kitchens
Anne Furey, Place Lifts
Tony Luckino, Bloomingdales
Nicole Hogarty Interiors
Ana Donohue Interiors
Dianne Ramponi Interiors
Jessica Dormitzer Interiors
Susan Shulman Interiors
Deborah Berger, Maven Interiors
Wilson Kelsey Designs
Cheryl McCracken Interiors
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Federal Savings Bank
Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar
Corporate Interiors/Workspace Designs
Dinneen Architects & Planners
Ares Serono International
Cranwell Resort Conference Center
McDermott, Will & Emery
Shapiro, Grace & Haber
I hired Jacqueline Becker to provide art consulting services for our brownstone in Boston’s historic Back Bay. Jacqui viewed the artwork that we already owned and advised on appropriate location and hanging options. Each piece was given new life in their new space. Then we moved onto acquiring new art. As very novice art collectors, Jacqui did an outstanding job understanding our vague description of what we liked, and how we envisioned our walls, and presented a tremendous selection of works. Jacqui is a great listener and observer, which made her presentations thoughtful of our vision for the artwork for our home. She took her cues from us, then used her knowledge, and wide net of resources, to present interesting, modern and classic, prints, paintings, sculpture and other forms of visual art.
We were never rushed in this process. Jacqui reiterated the importance of “loving” what we purchased, and we do!
— BACKBAY, BOSTON
It has been a delight to work with Jacqui over the course of the past few years as she helped choose, frame and arrange artwork which has added another dimension of enjoyment to the beauty, comfort and warmth I wanted in my home. The large oil in the living room provides drama and color while a recent addition in my dining room brings tranquility to the space and its meaning resonates on a personal level. A series of three fun and unique pictures in the back hallway brings a smile to my face as I leave and enter the house.
Jacqui has unique resources and a discriminating eye when choosing perfect framing options. Discussions about budget and deadlines were straightforward and met. I recommend working with Jacqui who is dedicated to working with the client to find the right art for the right space.
— WEST NEWTON , MA
Ms. Becker is very knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. In addition to providing me with artwork by artists she has worked with in the past, she was open to suggestions for works from artists she had not previously dealt with. She skillfully managed the procurement and restoration of works from masters and living artists alike on my behalf. In representing me to galleries around the world, Ms. Becker advocated for me through each step while managing the procurement of pieces from negotiation, selection, custom commissions, inspection, framing and installation. A knowledgeable and professional art consultant, I recommend Ms. Becker highly.
— MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON
Jacqui’s consultation, selection and installation services are an integral part of my design process. While ensuring a comfortable, convenient and thoroughly enjoyable experience for my clients, she has the talent to enrich each space with wonderful pieces of art that put the final touches on a project.
—LESLIE FINE, LESLIE FINE INTERIORS
Working with Jacqui was a great experience. We had an empty family room and wanted to start with the art. After spending a short time with us in our home, Jacqui was able to find the perfect pieces to reflect our lifestyle. We enjoyed the process so much we went on to choose work for several other areas in our home.
— CONCORD, MA
The art collection throughout our building creates a warmth and a buzz that significantly contributes to the Cubist culture The public relations benefit is phenomenal as almost every guest comments on how wonderful if feels to be surrounded by our art collection. We ask ourselves and our team members to be creative and think ‘outside-the-box’. What a wonderful way to reinforce that concept when you’re surrounded by real life visual examples.
— SCOTT ROCKLAGE, CUBIST PHARMACEUTICALS CHAIRMAN & CEO
I love the new pieces of art in the foyer! Jason does too! I really love walking around the house and looking at the all the art you helped us with. It makes me very happy. Thank you so much!
— WEST NEWTON, MA
2012 International Furnishings and Design Association, Designer Showcase Award, Specialty Spaces
2009 International Furnishings and Design Association, Heart and Soul Award
2007 Builders Association of Great Boston, PRISM Award
2006 Luxury Living Awards, Platinum, Casual Living Space
2005 Luxury Living Awards, Gold and Platinum, Master Suite