Jack Vettriano

Jack Vettriano

Jack Vettriano was born in Fife, Scotland.

Jack Vettriano is an enigmatic, self-taught painter from Scotland who currently lives and works in Scotland and London, UK.

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Born in Scotland in 1951, Jack Vettriano left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer in the local coalfields, teaching himself to paint in his spare time. In 1988, Vettriano gave up his job in order to pursue a full-time career as a painter.

Jack Vettriano - The Singing Butler

The Singing Butler

by Jack Vettriano

Jack Vettriano Biography

Scottish Painter, 1951 -

Jack Vettriano - Dance Me to the End of Love

Dance Me to the End of Love

by Jack Vettriano

In 1989, Vettriano was finally ready to show his works in public. He offered two works to the Royal Scottish Academy’s annual exhibition. Both were accepted and sold on the first day. In 1992, three works were accepted by The Royal Academy in London for the Summer Exhibition and later in the same year his first solo exhibition was a sell-out. In November 1999, Vettriano’s work was shown for the first time in New York, when twenty paintings were displayed at The International 20th Century Arts Fair at The Armory. Fifty collectors from the UK flew out for the opening night of the Fair and all twenty paintings were sold out within an hour of the opening.

Vettriano's style has been compared to some of the great realist painters of America and England. His work has been likened to that of Walter Sickert, Edward Hopper and 1940s Hollywood movies.

Mad Dogs by Vettriano

Mad Dogs

by Jack Vettriano

The aura of Jack Vettriano's alluring paintings is delectably noirish. Vettriano's sexy canvases are like movie stills, freezing a moment of seduction or confrontation. Elegant men and women, armed with cigarettes and cocktails, are painted in vignettes hinting at erotic and dangerous activities, with intimacy lost, betrayal and heartache. Even in his magical plein air compositions, his stylized figures remain wary and self-conscious. Vettriano's interiors—hotel rooms, bordellos, restaurants—depict a strangely lightless light as if the dark deeds of the characters were taking place on a brilliantly sunny day. His exteriors have the flavor of the exotic and forbidden.

Waltzers by Vettriano


by Jack Vettriano

Vettriano's popularity has increased so much since his paintings were first exhibited that The Singing Butler, is currently the best-selling poster in the world. Vettriano himself has been described as a cross between Harvey Keitel and Bono, with the toughness and virility of one and the fashionable narcissism of the other.

To date, more than 500,000 posters of Jack Vettriano’s paintings have sold worldwide.

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More art by Jack Vettriano

The Billy Boys by Vettriano

The Billy Boys

by Jack Vettriano

Painted in 1998, The Billy Boys is a nickname applied to members of the controversial Scottish Orange Order, a Protestant political movement which originated in September, 1795.

Jack Vettriano - Back Where You Belong

Back Where You Belong

by Jack Vettriano

The Missing Man I

The Missing Man I

by Jack Vettriano

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