The land of Scotland has always been abundant with gifted persons. Jack Vettriano is one of such individuals, whose incredible talent and original noir paintings have made him a notable name among contemporary Scottish artists.

Jack Vettriano was born in 1951 into a poor family. With the necessity to work hard to survive, he never thought of becoming an artist. However, everything changed when his girlfriend gave him a set of watercolors as a gift for his 21st birthday. That was the beginning of Vettriano’s passion for art, which would eventually bring him worldwide fame.

Jack Vettriano is a self-taught contemporary artist. He started his artistic career with creating copies of the famous Impressionist paintings that he signed as Jack Hoggan. The year 1989 was a turning point for the artist. Two of his paintings were accepted by the Royal Scottish Academy to be showcased at the annual exhibition, and both of them were sold on the same day. It was a complete surprise for the artist. That success gave a strong driving force to Vettriano’s further professional growth and served as a background for the appearance of his famous noir paintings. It is interesting that at the time, Jack Vettriano was not taken seriously by both art critics and his colleagues, but as it turned out, it was a mistake.

Today, Jack Vettriano is a well-known artist whose works have been featured at many exhibitions around the world. The artist creates paintings mainly in a romantic style. The colors and shapes that he uses to portray reality make his works look like real photographs. However, what has made him famous is his noir paintings evoking feelings of nostalgia.

If you are not familiar with the work of Jack Vettriano, then it is time to learn more about this talented Scottish artist. You will love his style and ideas put in his beautiful artworks.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons User Jack Vettriano / CC BY-SA 4.0

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