Search the Collection

Betty Jackson

(1949-), Fashion designer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Born in Lancashire, she studied fashion at the Birmingham College of Art under Zandra Rhodes. She began her fashion career as a fashion illustrator during her last year at college and learnt her trade in the later 1970s as a designer for the Quorum line of Ossie Clark. In 1981 she set up a company, Betty Jackson Ltd, with her husband David Cohen. At the age of six, her leg was amputated as it failed to grow following a dislocation during her birth. She has won numerous awards including Designer of the Year in 1999. Since 1999 Jackson has been a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2007 she was awarded a CBE for services to British Industry and Exports.

List Thumbnail

Betty Jackson, by John Swannell - NPG x134397

Betty Jackson

by John Swannell
archival digital print, 2000
NPG x134397

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Betty Jackson

by Hugh Stewart
C-type colour print, 10 March 2003
NPG x126178


Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.