Nicholas Jacques was born in Chicago and grew up in Philadelphia. He received a BFA in painting from the Hartford Art School as well as a BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University. Nicholas received his MFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

His work has won prizes in numerous juried exhibits and resides in a number of private collections throughout the country. Nicholas is currently teaching at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA where he holds the position of Associate Professor of Studio Art.