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Jack Vettriano – Scotland's Famous Artist Vettriano

Jack Vettriano , Game on, Giclee,Vettriano, the Most Famous Artists Jack Vettriano has complained about the criticism he has received despite being one of the most famous artists in the world. “I wouldn’t mind so much if most of the criticism criticised the work but it’s not the work they criticise. There’s a personal aspect to it as well.” The 55-year-old Vettriano is now based in Nice, France, added: “We all have difficulties as human beings. It’s very difficult to watch somebody get success when you haven’t had a hand in it. For me to come through the back door and suddenly be Scotland’s most famous artist – it must be difficult for them to take.” Jack Vettriano prints

Best selling artist Jack Vettriano of Lunchtime Lovers fame at Photogold

Kelpies canvas prints for sale – original images of the Kelpies.

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 .

Photogold was the first online art gallery in the UK and it is older than Google ! It was initially designed by photographer David Rankin  to market primarily prints of Scotland , including landscape prints featuring our eco canvas prints . We have a comprehensive range of signed limited edition prints by Scottish artist Jack Vettriano including Lunchtime Lovers and Elegy for the Dead Admiral . 

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