This new premium limited edition is being produced in the same size as the original painting ( 30″ x 24″ ) in a very high quality giclee format which is then hand embellished with 3 coats of lacquer to give a satin finish. They are board mounted and all will come supplied in the the same type of frame that is used for original work. There will be no white border around the picture and no glass over the image. All are signed and numbered by the artist in silver pen in the bottom corner of the image.
can I order The Missing Man II print now ?
yes , The Missing Man II is available to pre-order from today, for delivery week commencing the 21st of September.
when does the Missing Man II go on general sale ?
the Missing Man II will go on general sale from the 25th of September
The Singing Butler is unquestionably the most iconic and popular image by Jack Vettriano. The image is now over 20 years old and still selling strong .
Vettriano is still a working artist and releasing new images of his work. Recently the print Diva , a signed Limited Edition Giclee Print was published .
Bluebird at Bonneville by Scottish artist Jack Vettriano is probably one of his more popular images .
Such is the demand for the The Singing Butler that a sketch by Jack Vettriano of his most famous image sold at auction for just under £40,000. The money went to the St Andrews University Students Charity fund . Vettriano impressed students by producing the sketch in under an hour during a masterclass at the University a few years ago .
Mr Vettriano and the university principal Dr Brian Lang decided to offer the sketch to the students to sell after hearing of their fund-raising efforts.
It sold for £39,650, almost double its estimated price, when it went under the hammer at Sotheby’s Scottish pictures sale at Gleneagles Hotel.
The Singing Butler sketch was bought by a UK private collector and it went on to play a starring role in Vettriano’s retrospective on show at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow .
Jack Vettriano was born Jack Hoggan on 17 November 1951 . Vettriano says changing his name to Vettriano was a natural step in his growth as an artist , reflecting the change from an amateur painter to a full time artist. He wanted to distance himself from the pastiches and early works he created as he learned his trade. Jack’s mother was of Italian descent.
Jack Vettriano was born in St Andrews in Fife and grew up in the industrial seaside town of Methil about 30 minutes south of his birthplace. He was raised in poverty;he lived with his mother, father and older brother in a spartan miner’s cottage, sharing a bed with his brother and wearing hand-me-down clothes. From the age of 10, his father sent him out delivering papers and milk, cleaning windows and picking potatoes — any job that would earn money. His father took half his earnings.
Vettriano left school at 16 and later became an apprentice miming engineer . Vettriano took up painting as a hobby in the 1970s, when a girlfriend bought him a set of watercolours for his 21st birthday. His earliest paintings, under his birth name “Jack Hoggan”, were copies or paintings;his first painting was a copy of Poppy Fields by Monet . Much of his influence came from studying paintings at the Kirkcaldy Art Gallery . In 1984, Vettriano first submitted his work to the art exhibition in the museum.
In 1987, when he was 36, Vettriano left his wife Gail, seeking to emulate Paul Gauguin . He quit his job in educational research, and moved to Edinburgh where he adopted his mother’s maiden name. He applied to study Fine Art at Edinburgh University but his portfolio was rejected.
Early Career Success
In 1988 Vettriano’s career took off when he submitted two canvases for the Royal Scottish Academy annual show. Both paintings sold on the first day and Vettriano was then approached by several galleries.
Tickets go on general release today for the rescheduled Jack Vettriano: The Early Years exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries.
The show was originally planned for this autumn but because of uncertainty around the easing of lockdown restrictions, it was decided to postpone and ONFife, working in close liaison with the artist and collectors who are generously lending works from private collections, was able reschedule until June 18-October 24, 2021
The rescheduling has allowed ONFife to build in additional advantages to the exhibition.
The new dates cover a longer period – 18 weeks instead of the original 10 – giving more people an opportunity to attend over the summer and October holiday periods.
The length of the times slots that each visitor can spend at the exhibition has also been extended while the number of visitors per time slot has reduced.
“We are delighted to have this show going ahead as it had already generated so much excitement and anticipation for Jack Vettriano fans, for the public in general and our staff,” said Heather Stuart, chief executive.
“Working closely with Jack, who is co-curating the show, it also gave us a great opportunity to look at how we could make it an even better experience for visitors.”
The exhibition has generated widespread interest as it will feature early paintings by Vettriano, including nearly a dozen produced before he decided to become a full-time artist and are signed Jack Hoggan, his birth name.
In recognition of the process of development and evolution that has taken him from the self-taught artist who was turned down by art college to one of the world’s most highly sought after living painters, Vettriano decided the time was right to publicly acknowledge some of his earliest works and has chosen to return to Fife where he was born and spent his formative years.
The exhibition is a celebration of his extraordinary career and will be showing paintings he created from in his 20s until he moved to London in 2000.
what is Jack Vettriano’s most famous image ?
Jack Vettriano’s most famous and best selling image is the Singing Butler . Millions of Singing Butler posters have been sold in the last 15 years . In February 2012, Vettriano’s most famous painting, The Singing Butler, went on display at the Aberdeen Art Gallery as part of an exhibition entitled, ‘From Van Gogh to Vettriano‘.
What are Jack Vettriano paintings worth?
Jack Vettriano’s “The Singing Butler” is one of the world’s most sought-after works of art. The Singing Butler is an oil on canvas painting made by Scottish artist Jack Vettriano in 1992. It sold at auction in 2004 for £744,800, which was the record at the time for any Scottish painting, and for any painting ever sold in Scotland.
Is Jack Vettriano still painting ? Scottish artist Jack Vettriano is still painting . A few years ago he had an accident and dislocated his shoulder After a long period of recovery Vettriano is back to creating his unique works of art . Mr Vettriano is one of the most popular and successful artists in the UK . His most recent release is a limited edition print Diva
300 gsm Hahnemuhle mould made paper Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Size: 350 + 40 Artist’s Proofs (small) Edition size: 250 + 40 Artist’s Proofs (large) Elegy for the Dead Admiral is an original Jack Vettriano image which can be bought online at Photogold .
We have many Jack Vettriano images in our collection, all of which have been purchased from the UK publisher of Jack Vettriano prints .
An eagerly awaited exhibition of Jack Vettriano’s early paintings is the latest event to be pushed back until next year.
Hopes are high it will bring huge numbers to Kirkcaldy Galleries, but fans will have to wait until June 2021 to see his work.
Jack Vettriano: The Early Years exhibition was due to run from September until November, but it has been rescheduled for June 18-October 24 next year.
The exhibition had attracted widespread attention, locally and across the UK as well as internationally, but with increased uncertainty over the timing and phasing of the easing of lockdown restrictions, it has been decided to postpone now as a precaution rather than disappoint thousands of Vettriano followers if the show had to be cancelled at a later date..