Norman Clifford Jaques (1922 – 2004) was born in Manchester and studied at the College of Art and Technology 1937- 42. He taught printmaking at Manchester Polytechnic from 1950-1982. He became Senior Lecturer there as well as Head of Art at Stretford Grammar School for Girls in the late 1960’s and early 70’s.
He was a member and served as President of both The Manchester Academy of Fine Arts and The Manchester Art Club. He was also an illustrator and book designer as well printmaker. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the V&A. Examples of his work can be found in the V&A and galleries at Manchester, Oldham and Stockport.