The painter Jack Vettriano emerged from the unlikely background of the Scottish coalfields - unknown and untutored - and has seen his paintings acquired by celebrities around the world. His first exhibition sold out, as did the second and he has since become Scotland's most successful and controversial contemporary artist.
Lovers and Other Strangers is the first monograph of Jack Vettriano's powerful paintings and the 100 essential canvases have been chosen by the artist. The critic Anthony Quinn recounts the artist's early days in the Fife coalfields, his initial artistic endeavours on the backs of betting slips, his first solo exhibition and present phenomenal success.
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Evoking the world of Raymond Chandler and Hollywood film noire, the neo-realist paintings of Scottish artist Jack Vettriano are published here in a beautiful new monograph. Illustrated wirh 100 of Vettriano's paintings, the book is accompanied by an elegant biographical portrait of his life and achievements.About the Author:
Jack Vettriano is entirely self-taught. A Scotsman of Italian descent, he left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer working down the Fife coalfields. 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. His first solo exhibition in Edinburgh was a sell-out and since then he has had solo exhibitions in London, Hong Kong and New York. Over the last twenty years, interest in Vettriano's work has grown consistently. Vettriano's best known painting, The Singing Butler, was sold at Sotheby's for close to GBP750,000. He was awarded an OBE for Services to the Visual Arts. In 2013, a major twenty year Retrospective exhibition of Vettriano's work was staged at Kelvingrove art Gallery and Musuem in Glasgow. He lives in Edinburgh.
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