Jack Vettriano

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No modern artist divides opinion like Jack Vettriano. It seems that the public cannot get enough of his work: it is estimated that he makes over £200,000 every year from posters and prints of his work, and celebrities such as Jack Nicholson, Robbie Coltrane and Terence Conran queue up to buy his work and sing his praises. The critical establishment, on the other hand, is less enthusiastic - prominent critics have described his work as 'soft porn' dismissing it with comments such as, 'he's welcome to paint,as long as nobody takes him seriously'. Is this merely snobbery and fear in action, or do the critics have a valid point?

Vettriano was born in 1951 in Methil, Fife, on the east coast of Scotland, just north of Edinburgh. Like most young men of the era, he left school at 16 to work in the local coalfields, although Vettriano himself is quick to point out that images of him 'lying on his side hewing coal is bloody nonsense'.

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Jack Vettriano, Black On Blonde

 

Jack Vettriano, The Very Thought Of You

 

Jack Vettriano, Model In Westwood

 

Jack Vettriano, Edinburgh Afternoon

 

Jack Vettriano, Baby Bye Bye

 

Jack Vettriano, Man Of Mystery

 

Jack Vettriano, Only The Deepest Red II

 

Jack Vettriano, Days Of Wine And Roses

 

Jack Vettriano, The Look Of Love

 

Jack Vettriano, Bluebird At Bonneville

 

Jack Vettriano, Birth Of A Dream

 

Jack Vettriano, Pendine Beach

 

Jack Vettriano, Dancer In Emerald

 

Jack Vettriano, Dancer In Emerald (small)

 

Jack Vettriano, Long Time Gone

 

Jack Vettriano, The Temptress

 

Jack Vettriano, Blades II

 

Jack Vettriano, On Parade

 

Jack Vettriano, Blades

 

Jack Vettriano, Tension Timing Triumph Monaco 71

 

Jack Vettriano, Tension Timing Triumph Monaco 71

 

Jack Vettriano, The Tourist Trap

 

Jack Vettriano, Defenders Of Virtue

 

Jack Vettriano, Her Secret Life

 

 


 

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