Bill Jacklin RA (b.1943)
Man in a Straw Hat 1978
Watercolour and gouache
Signed, titled and dated ’78.
Provenance, Marlborough Fine Art London 1978
Bill Jacklin studied at the Royal College of Art, London between 1964 to 1967. From 1967 and 1975, Jacklin taught at Chelsea School of Art, Hornsey and Royal Colleges of Art and at schools in Kent and Surrey.
Jacklin was awarded an Arts Council Bursary in 1975, the year that marked his first two solo exhibitions at the Upper Gallery and at Nigel Greenwood, London. His work continued to be exhibited in solo shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s with Marlborough Fine Art, London and Marlborough Gallery, New York. He also participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally from the early 1970s.
Jacklin has undertaken many commissions, notably from the Bank of England, the Ivy Restaurant, De Beers and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for the North Terminal of Washington National Airport.
Bill Jacklin moved to New York in 1985. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and in 1993 was Official Artist-in-Residence for the British Council in Hong Kong. Jacklin lives and works in New York, USA.
Public Collections include,
Arts Council of Great Britain
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia British Council, London
British Museum, London Brooklyn Museum of Art, USA
Contemporary Art Society, London Government Art Collection ,
Museum of Modern Art, New York Tate Gallery, London
Thyssen-Bornemisza, Lugano, Switzerland Victoria and Albert Museum, London