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.
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‘.
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.
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
Tickets can be bought online at www.onfife.com.
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Jack Vettriano was born in St Andrews , Fife, Scotland in 1951 and grew up in the mining town of Methil . He was raised in poverty – he lived with his mother, father and older brother in a spartan miner’s house, sharing a bed with his brother and wearing hand-me-down clothes. From the age of 10, his father sent him out doing any job that would earn money. His father took half his earnings. After leaving school at 15, he followed his father down the mine, working as an apprentice engineer. Vettriano took up painting as a hobby in the 1970s when a girlfriend bought him a set of watercolours for his birthday and from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint.
In 1984, Vettriano first submitted his work to an art exhibition in the museum . Jack Nicholson, Sir Alex Ferguson , Sir Terence Conran and Sir Tim Rice are amongst his fans .
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