Jack Morrocco Overview

Jack Morrocco was born in Edinburgh in 1953. Following his education at Madras College, St Andrews, Jack started his art college study at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. He was 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.
After College he worked for 5 years as a freelance illustrator whilst also painting and exhibiting. As a result of the volume of illustration and graphic design work he was being asked to undertake, he set up an advertising, marketing and design consultancy in Dundee in 1980 which he ran until 1996, returning to painting full time in 1997.
Perhaps more than his immediate contemporaries, Jack has embraced the extraordinary variety of inspiration inherent within Scottish art and, whilst remaining true to a proud lineage, has developed a powerful and effective distillation of his own encompassing still life, figurative and landscape work. Whilst technique and application of paint may vary with subject, each work shares the mature handling and vibrant, sensuous palette so associated with the artist. He is now regarded as one of Scotland's foremost painters, described variously as a modern Scottish Colourist and a Scottish Impressionist. and exhibits widely throughout the UK and Internationally.
Jack Morrocco now works from his studios in Fife, Scotland, and near Cannes in the South of France.