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popular artist Jack Vettriano
Jack Vettriano ScottishBorn 1951
Paintings By Jack Vettriano
Jack Vettriano OBE born Jack Hoggan (born 17 November 1951),
is a Scottish painter.
Born in Fife, Scotland in 1951, Jack Vettriano left school at
sixteen to become a mining engineer. For his twenty-first birthday,
a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and, from then
on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint.
In 1989, he submitted two paintings to the Royal Scottish Academy's
annual exhibition; both were accepted and sold on the first day.
The following year, an equally enthusiastic reaction greeted the
three paintings, which he entered for the prestigious Summer Exhibition
at London's Royal Academy and his new life as an artist began from
that point on.
Over the last twenty years, interest in Vettriano's work has
grown consistently. There have been sell-out solo exhibitions in
Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong and New York.
2004 was an exceptional year in Vettriano's career; his best
known painting, The Singing Butler was sold at Sotheby's for close
to ?750,000; he was awarded an OBE for Services to the Visual Arts
and was the subject of a South Bank Show documentary, entitled 'Jack
Vettriano: The People's Painter'.
From 1994-2007, Vettriano was represented by Portland Gallery
in London but the relationship ended in June 2007. Since then, Vettriano
has been focusing on a variety of private projects, including the
launch of a new book, and painting of a portrait of Zara Phillips
as part of a charity fund-raising project for Sport Relief, the
experience of which was captured in a documentary broadcast on BBC1
in March 2008.
Vettriano divides his time between his homes in Fife, London
More Jack Vettriano Paintings
Paintings Artworks Pictures 1
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Elegy for a Dead Admiral
of Zara, the royal vamp
Me to the End of Love
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