As an 'Englishman in New York' since 1985, the artist Bill Jacklin has concentrated on painting 'urban portraits' of the city in all its guises - from large scale canvases of crowds in flux to intimate moments in Seurat-like etchings. As a member of the Royal Academy in London, Jacklin's paintings have been exhibited at the Marlborough Gallery in London and New York since the 1980s and he has participated in numerous one-man and group exhibitions around the world from the 1970s until today. His work is held by many major Museums and institutions including New York's Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Royal Academy, The British Museum, and the Tate Gallery. This first full treatment of Jacklin's New York paintings is a visual celebration of the artist's fascination with his adopted New York City, its energy, its light, its movement, and its people. The Foreword is by Sting, an avid collector of Jacklin's work as well as a fellow 'Englishman in New York', who writes on the artist and their relationship with the city.Well-known art historian Michael Peppiatt contributes an insightful interview with the artist, providing an overview of his body of work as shaped by New York.
As the first monograph on Bill Jacklin for over 20 years, this stunning, fully illustrated book will be a significant contribution to the study of this internationally acclaimed artist, and serves as a lasting celebration of the magnificence of New York City.
Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 254 x 229 mm