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Cherry Cordial

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Jack Knox

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Cherry Cordial by Jack Knox
Pastel
1990
38 x 45 cm

Reg. Number: P339

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Jack Knox’s work is varied, however, he is best known for his production of exuberant images of food. This work is heavily influenced by Dutch still life painting, which Jack first encountered the style on a documented visit to a Dutch museum. He was also intrigued by the artful presentation of food in the windows of cafes, presented as if framed and on display like a painting, designed to tempt onlookers.

Born in Kirkintilloch in 1936, John "Jack" Knox studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Later, he progressed to the Andre Lhote Atelier, in Paris. Knox enjoys an international reputation, mostly for his exploration with oil paints, having exhibited work across Britain, many of his artworks forming part of the permanent collections of the Scottish National Gallery, and the Serpentine Gallery, London. He has also won numerous awards, notably the RSA Maude Gemmell Hutchison Prize. Works held by private collectors have reached high prices at Bonhams, and Knox has been the subject of many recent journals and periodicals, with scholars still engaging with his work today. He has also had a successful teaching career alongside his work as an artist. He taught at Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 1981 and later became Head of Painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1981-1992. He also has an Honorary degree from Glasgow University. Now retired, Knox lives in Broughty Ferry and devotes his time fully to his painting.

"He entered the studios like a tornado and left you swirling. It is this boundless energy and great faith in humanity that lies at the heart of all Jack's work." - Rosemary Beaton.

With thanks to National Galleries Scotland for information about this artist

Jack Knox's profile at Artlink Central

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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


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Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

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