Bill Jacklin RA - A6 Art on a Ukulele Print
Ukulele: Boat Paddle Soprano
printed on Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching
Born in London in 1943, Bill Jacklin studied graphics at Walthamstow School of Art, London (1960-61) before working as a graphic designer at Studio Seven in Holborn (1961-62). In 1962 he returned to Walthamstow to study painting and subsequently went on to the Royal College of Art from 1964 to 1967. Between 1967 and 1975, Jacklin taught at Chelsea School of Art, Hornsey and Royal College of Art and at schools in Kent and Surrey. Initially concerned with abstraction, his work moved to figuration in the mid-1970s, when it became preoccupied with the effects of light and movement. Moving to New York in 1985, 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. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and in 1993 was Official Artist-in-Residence for the British Council in Hong Kong. Jacklin presently lives and works in New York.