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John 'Jack' Knox (b.1936), Artist, Self Portrait
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

John 'Jack' Knox (b.1936), Artist, Self Portrait c.1986

Jack Knox (1936–2015)

National Galleries of Scotland

Painter, draughtsman and teacher, born John Knox at Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. He studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1953–7, where his teachers included William Armour and David Donaldson. In 1958 won a travelling scholarship which enabled him to study in Paris under André Lhote. Knox painted in a variety of styles, being influenced by the American Abstract Expressionists for a time, although on occasion creating still lifes in the manner of the Dutch Old Masters. From 1965–81 Knox taught at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in 1981 becoming head of painting at Glasgow College of Art. Took part in many group shows in Scotland and abroad and had a series of one-man exhibitions, including 57 Gallery, Edinburgh; Serpentine Gallery in London; and Civic Arts Centre, Aberdeen.

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

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