Born in Lisbon in 1924, Alice Joirge, after finishing the António Arroio School of Applied Arts, enrolled in the Painting Course at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts (1946-54). She studied Pedagogy at the Faculty of Arts in Lisbon (1952/53). She attended the Cooperative Printmaking seminars, directed by W. Hayter (1964) and Rossini Perez (1965) and the Serigraphy course at Ar.Co (1974).
Besides Engraving, Painting and Drawing, she works in Ceramics, Tiles, Art Glass and Tapestry. She was awarded the Order of Santiago de Espada for cultural merit. She has illustrated, with original engravings, the book "In Memoriam Memoriae", by David Mourão-Ferreira, as well as "Cinco Réis de Gente", by Aquilino Ribeiro, and the special editions of the "Divine Comedy", "One Thousand and One Nights", "Decameron", "Exemplary Novels", and other works which also include graphic arrangements of her authorship. She participated in the foundation of the Engraving Cooperative, being a member of the Board from 1956 to 1968. She was a member of the Technical Council of the National Society of Fine Arts from 1980 to 1984.
She is represented in institutions and private collections, both national and international, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Secretary of State for Culture, Centre of Modern Art of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Gulbenkian Cultural Centre in Paris, National Library of Paris and the Luanda Museum. She was awarded a scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 1960 and from 1968 to 1970, in Paris, and from 1976 to 1978, in Portugal, for an album on engraving techniques. In 1986, she published the book "Técnicas da Gravura Artística", co-authored with the artist Maria Gabriel, published by SEC and Livros Horizontes. We highlight some of her individual exhibitions: Cooperativa Gravura, Lisbon (1960); Galeria Diário de Notícias, Lisbon (1963); Cooperativa Gravura, Lisbon (1968); Galeria S. Francisco, Lisbon (1971); Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (1972); SNBA, Lisbon (1978); Galeria Diário de Notícias, Lisbon (1985); Galeria Bertrand, Lisbon and Porto (1986); Galeria Teatro Romano, Lisbon; Casa/Museu Romântico, Porto (1991).
Alice Jorge passed away in February 2008.