Jacquelyn Baldwin Rucker  was born on April 10, 1932, in Fort Gaines. She attended Valdosta State College (later Valdosta State University) and graduated from the University of Georgia, where she received a B.A. in fine arts. She lived in Atlanta with her husband, Thomas Lamar Rucker, and worked as a supervisor in the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services. Her work is permanently on display in the Governor’s Mansion. Rucker died after a long illness on June 26, 2007.

Gazebo #2
Gazebo #2

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts.

Rucker’s oil paintings Gazebo #2 (1984) and Sanford Stadium in June (1988) are part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.

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Sanford Stadium in June

Sanford Stadium in June

Sanford Stadium in June (1988) by Jacquelyn Baldwin Rucker is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. According to Rucker, "This is my son's graduation day. I also graduated from the University of Georgia in Sanford Stadium in June heat, made even hotter by the robes." Oil, 30 x 40 inches

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.

Gazebo #2

Gazebo #2

Gazebo #2 (1984) by Jacquelyn Baldwin Rucker is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. According to Rucker, "The gazebo in this painting is part of my childhood. It stands in New Park Cemetery in Fort Gaines, Georgia where I was born. It is on the National Historical Register." Oil, 41 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.