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BIOGRAPHY

Following his education at Madras College, St Andrews, Jack Morrocco started his art college study in Dundee shortly after his 17th birthday (the youngest in his academic year). He was selected to study at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath during the summer of 1973 where the visiting tutor was the renowned pop artist Peter Blake. He was awarded a post graduate year of study (highly commended) in 1975 as well as the Farquhar Reid Travelling Scholarship which was spent in Paris and Florence.

After College he worked for 5 years as a free-lance illustrator whilst also painting and exhibiting. As a result of the volume of illustration and graphic design work he was being asked to undertake, he set up an advertising, marketing and design consultancy in Dundee in 1980 which he ran until 1996, returning to painting full time in 1997.

Perhaps more than his immediate contemporaries Jack seems to have embraced the extraordinary variety of inspiration inherent within Scottish art and, whilst remaining true to a proud lineage, has developed a powerful and effective distillation of his own encompassing still life, figurative and landscape work. Whilst technique and application of paint may vary with subject, each work shares the mature handling and vibrant, sensuous palette so associated with the artist.

Jack now works from his studios in Fife and the South of France.

Born Edinburgh 1953

Studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art 1970-1974

and Post Graduate year 1975, Also studied at Hospitalfield House,

Arbroath under Peter Blake, summer 1973

Solo exhibitions

Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen

Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh

Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

Richmond Hill Gallery, London

Thompson’s Gallery, London

Eduardo Alessandro Gallery, Dundee

Solo Gallery, Edinburgh

Henshelwood Gallery, Newcastle

Broadway Modern, Cotswolds

Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

Royal Scottish Academy

Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art

Richmond Hill Gallery, London

Ainscough Gallery, London

Thompson’s Galleries, London and Aldeburgh

Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton

Richard Hagen Galleries, Broadway

Red Rag Gallery, Stow

Manorhouse Gallery, Chipping Norton

Henshelwood Gallery, Newcastle

Walker Galleries, Harrogate and Manchester

Kranenburg Fine Art, Oban

Eduardo Alessandro Gallery, Dundee

Fraser Gallery, St Andrews

Lemond Gallery, Glasgow

Gullane Art Gallery, Gullane

Falle Fine Art, St Hellier, Jersey

Art Expo, New York

Forbes Gallery, New York

Galerie Azur, St Paul de Vence, France

Meridian Art, Agen, France