Born in Fife in 1951, Jack Vettriano has emerged from the unlikely background of an early working life in the Scottish coal-fields to become one of Britain’s best known contemporary artists; he is entirely self taught. His work first came to public prominence at the Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition in 1988. Since then there have been sell out exhibitions in Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and New York.
In 2003, Jack Vettriano was awarded an Honorary doctorate from St Andrew’s University and an OBE for Services to the Visual Arts. In April 2004, his painting The Singing Butler was sold at Sotheby’s for in excess of £700,000 a record breaking price for a painting by a Scottish artist.All Artists