Jack Morrocco Pintor Escocia 1953
Support https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=GZ2BXZF65X2W8 Jack was born in 1953 into a painting dynasty. He was part of the Morrocco family, his mother Rozelle was an artist and by the age of seven he was painting in oils. Indeed, everyone in his wider…
Jack was born in 1953 into a painting dynasty. He was part of the Morrocco family, his mother Rozelle was an artist and by the age of seven he was painting in oils. Indeed, everyone in his wider family had a house with a studio in it.
The question was not ‘if’ Jack would go into art, it was only a matter of ‘when’.
At seventeen, Jack was to enter the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. Here he studied under his uncle Alberto Morrocco. Jack Knox, David McClure and Dennis Buchan. Jack attributes the development of his painting skills to the very rigorous art education that he received at art school. He recounts the broad range of techniques that he was expected to master, including graphic design, illustration, textiles, life drawing, painting, portraiture, still life and photography. He makes an interesting point, suggesting that in the 1960s and early 1970s, Scottish Art Schools still focused on the traditional painting skills, where English Art Schools had already moved on to the avant-garde. He attributes the current domination and success that Scottish artists are enjoying across the UK and in London to the fact that these traditional skills are missing elsewhere. Jack went on from Art School to lecture part-time at Dundee. In this period, many of the artists had to subsidise their painting with teaching. Jack didn’t particularly like teaching as he is too much of a perfectionist and, in his own words ‘doesn’t suffer fools gladly’. Instead he became a freelance graphic designer and progressed on to start his own Design Consultancy, which he ran for 12 years. During this period he continued to paint and submit to the annual RSA and RSW shows, but his painting output was low.
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