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Jack Morrocco was born in Edinburgh, 1953 and following his education at Madras College, St Andrews, started his art study at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee shortly after his 17th birthday (the youngest in his academic year). There he studied under such artistic luminaries as David McClure, Jack Knox and his uncle Alberto Morrocco, before being selected to study at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath during the summer of 1973 where the visiting tutor was the renowned pop artist Peter Blake. He was awarded a post graduate year of study (highly commended) in 1975 as well as the Farquhar Reid travelling scholarship which was spent in Paris and Florence.
Having resolved to avoid art education as a career, Jack set up a design consultancy which he ran successfully until 1996, during which time he continued to submit work to the RSA and RGI.
He returned to painting full time in 1997 and now works from his studios in Fife and the south of France. Today his paintings are widely collected in both the UK and abroad, and he is now regarded as one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary painters.
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