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Dreaming Earth
© the artist. Photo credit: Ferens Art Gallery

Dreaming Earth 1987

Andrzej Jackowski (b.1947)

Ferens Art Gallery

Painter and teacher, born in Penley, North Wales. Jackowski’s parents were Polish, and he spent the first 11 years of his life in a refugee camp on the English Welsh/border, where Polish was spoken. Aged 14, he decided to become a painter and produced his first self-portrait. He studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, 1966–9, Falmouth School of Art, 1972–3, and Royal College of Art, 1974–7. During his last two years as a student he produced the magazine Eleven 32 with David Drain, also winning an Abbey Minor Travelling Scholarship and the Rodney Burn Award and John Minton Scholarship. Jackowski became artist-in-residence at the University of Surrey in 1978–9, two years later being a prizewinner at Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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