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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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