Jack Vettriano

Jack Vettriano

Book - 2004
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Blackwell North Amer
Over the last few years Jack Vettriano has risen to fame meteorically. Emerging from the unlikely background of the Scottish coalfields, unknown and untutored, he has become Scotland's most successful and controversial contemporary artist. Appearing on posters and cards, mugs and umbrellas, prints of his work outsell van Gogh, Dali and Monet and his paintings have been acquired by celebrities around the world.
Vettriano himself describes his paintings as akin to pulp fiction novel covers and railway posters of the 1950s. His images have an often mysterious narrative and are a gateway to an alluring yet sinister world. Daylight scenes of heady optimism, painted against backdrops of beaches and racetracks, are counterbalanced by more disquieting canvases of complex night-time liaisons in bars, clubs, bedrooms and ballrooms.
Jack Vettriano publishes for the first time over thirty new images, exhibited in his 2004 exhibition, as well as some recently discovered works, plus the best of the paintings previously published in Lovers and Other Strangers and Fallen Angels, also published by Pavilion.

Publisher: London : Pavilion, 2004
Description: 191 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9781862056466
Branch Call Number: 759.2911 Vet
Additional Contributors: Vettriano, Jack.


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May 07, 2018

Born (1951) into dirt-poor poverty in the coastal village of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland - Jack Vettriano is a self-taught artist whose style of painting has sometimes been compared to that of Edward Hopper.

It wasn't until the mid-1970s that Vettriano initially became fully interested in pursuing art as a potentially promising career.

And, it wasn't until he was nearly 40 that his work finally came to worldwide public attention.

Presented in full colour - This glossy volume of over 150 reproductions of Vettriano's artwork covers the years from 1987-2004.

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