04 Paintings, of The amorous game, Part 5 - With Footnotes

Mercier Fran├žois, Canadian
Slowly, she exploited the moment
Acrylic on canvas
36 "x48"; 91 x 122 cm

Jack Vettriano, b. 1951
Private Dancer, c. 2006
310 gsm Hahnemuhle mould made paper
495 + 50 cm
Private collection

Jack Vettriano, b. 1951, see below

Jack Vettriano, b. 1951
The Opening Gambit, c. 1994
Private collection

Jack Vettriano, otherwise known as Jack Hoggan, was born on 17. of November 1951 in Methil, Fife, Scotland. His parents are of Italian origin. Jack Vettriano has been working for the last two decades as a very successful painter. The style of Vettriano’s art is often described as sentimental, mysterious, and often melancholic.

Jack Vettriano’s birth name is Jack Hoggan. He grew up in the industrial coastal city of Mehil. Vettriano left school when he was16 years old, to work in the local coal mine. His goal was to becoming a mining engineer.

Vettriano’s first painting was a copy of Monet’s poppy fields – still signed with the name Jack Hoggan. In 1988, Jack changed his name to Jack Vettriano, by adopting his mothers maiden name. Jack exhibited two of his paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy. The submission of his paintings aroused public interest in his work, and Jack soon secured enough income to devote himself fully to being an artist.

Vettriano’s most acclaimed and best-selling work is The Singing Butler. Interestingly, it was dismissed by the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1992. However, sold at auction twelve years later for a fabulous £ 744,500.00.

Today, Jack Vettriano, works in his studios in London and Kirkcaldy, Scotland. More Jack Vettriano,

Emile Cambiaggio, 1857 - 1930, France
UNE CHARMEUSE, The charmer
Oil on canvas
141 by 204cm., 55½ by 80in.
Private collection

Emile Cambiaggio, 1857 - 1930, ITALIAN was a French visual artist who was born in 1857. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Une charmeuse' (above) sold at Christie's London '19th Century European Art' in 2003. More on Emile Cambiaggio

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