Smart Art Galleries

South Yorkshire's Leading International Fine Art Specialists, Representing Contemporary International Artists including: Rolf Harris, Doug Hyde, Fabian Perez, Anna Razumovskaya, Henderson Cisz, Bruno Tinucci, Kerry Darlington, Mike Jackson, Ruby Keller, George Somerville, Ben Payne, Rebecca Lardner,Sherree Valentine Daines, Danielle O'Connor Akiyama, Paul James, A. J. Callan and Rozanne Bell.

Exhibiting a collection of notable local artists:
Lizzy Jackson, Jasper Prachek, Kate Jackson, Matt Wood, John Paul Cooke, Dennis Middleton, Trevor Neal, Lynne Wilkinson, David Renshaw, Nigel Cooke, and Stuart Dunn. and highly collectable and desirable artists: Sir Peter Blake, Leonard Rosoman, Carel Weight, Bruce Mclean, Alexander Millar, Jack Vettriano, and L. S. Lowry.

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15 March 2011

Jack Vettriano - Fine Art Limited Edition Prints - Smart Art Galleries.

Jack Vettriano - Fine Art Limited Edition Prints - Smart Art Galleries.


Jack Vettriano grew up in the industrial seaside town of Methil, Fife. He left school at 16 and later became an apprentice mining engineer. Vettriano did not take up painting as a hobby until the 1970s, when a girlfriend bought him a set of watercolours for his 21st birthday. His earliest paintings, under the name "Jack Hoggan", were copies or pastiches of impressionist paintings – his first painting was a copy of Monet's Poppy Fields. Much of his influence came from studying paintings at the Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery in neighbouring Kirkcaldy. In 1984, Vettriano first submitted his work to the Shell-sponsored art exhibition in the museum.

Vettriano's breakthrough year was 1988, when he felt ready to display his paintings in public and submitted two canvases for the Royal Scottish Academy annual show. Both paintings sold on the first day and Vettriano was approached by several galleries who wanted to sell his other work. He moved to Edinburgh, changing his name to Vettriano, adding an "a" to his mother's maiden name.

Further successful exhibitions followed in Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, and New York. His paintings are reminiscent of the film noir genre, often with romantic or nude themes.

His original paintings now regularly fetch six figure prices, but he is thought to make more money from the sale of reproductions. According to The Guardian, he earns £500,000 a year in print royalties. Each year a new set of limited edition prints are published, and his most popular work, The Singing Butler (which does not actually show a butler singing), sells more posters and postcards than any other artist in the UK. On 21 April 2004 the original canvas of The Singing Butler sold at auction for £744,500 — in stark contrast to 1992 when Vettriano painted the picture and submitted it for inclusion in the Royal Academy summer show, only to be rejected.

In November 1999, Vettriano’s work was shown for the first time in New York, when twenty-one paintings were displayed at The International 20th Century Arts Fair at The Armory. More than forty collectors from the UK flew out for the event and all twenty-one paintings were sold on the opening night to British collectors.


RARE

Framed and signed limited edition 75/295

£1795

image size: 20: x 23"
framed size: 34" x 38"


RARE

Framed and signed limited edition 32/295

£1695

image size: 20: x 23"
framed size: 35" x 37"

Available from our gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com



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