Bertha Evelyn Jaques (October 24, 1863 – March 30, 1941) was an American etcher and cyanotype photographer. Jaques helped found the Chicago Society of Etchers, an organization that would become internationally significant for promoting etching as a popular printmaking technique. She is best known for her hand-colored botanical prints and scenes from her foreign and domestic travels.
Bertha Jaques (née Clausen) was born in Covington, Ohio. She enjoyed a comfortable and independent life, traveling to the United Kingdom by herself in September 1889. She met her husband, William K. Jaques, in 1883 and they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1885. There, Jaques wrote poems for the Railway Conductors’ Monthly until 1889 when they moved to Chicago for her husband to practice medicine. They were married on Thanksgiving Day, 1889.