The popularity of Britain’s self-taught Jack Vettriano earned him the nickname “The People’s Painter.” Originally from a Scottish town where he planned to work as an engineer, Vettriano fell in love with art. In creating his art, he listens to music that makes him feel uncomfortable to create a mood that fuels his edgy, mysterious creations. Vettriano’s sales broke a record at Scotland Sotheby’s, and he has outsold Dali, Van Gogh and Monet.
Printed on Hahnemuhle mould made paper, this edition is limited to 495 prints. Born in Fife, Scotland in 1951, Jack Vettriano left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer. 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. In 1989, he submitted two paintings to the Royal Scottish Academy's annual exhibition; both were accepted and sold on the first day. The following year, an equally enthusiastic reaction greeted the three paintings, which he entered for the prestigious Summer Exhibition at London's Royal Academy and his new life as an artist began from that point on. Over the last twenty years, interest in Vettriano's work has grown consistently. There have been sell-out solo exhibitions in Edinburgh, London and New York.