Published On: Wed, Oct 16th, 2013

Jack Vettriano



The thought of art gallery admission fees may turn your stomach, but Jack Vettriano’s show will wash that bad taste away.

For only £5 you can go to Kelvingrove Art Gallery between 11 and 5pm (Mon – Sun) and be transported back to the roaring 20s.

Vettriano’s art deco style depicts scenes so smooth Sir Tim Rice said he evoked ‘an era of Hollywood’.

Perhaps this is not what you would expect from a Fife mining engineer, who taught himself to paint. But most surprising is the familiarity of his images – with many prints of his work circulating in the 90s. You may not know his name, but you will certainly recognise pieces like The Singing Butler.

This and over 100 others – from his two decade career – will be on display until February 2014.

Jack Vettriano said: “​It will not be without some considerable emotion that I will also be reunited with some of my own paintings; works that span 20 years of my career and many of which I have not seen in years.”

Fans of Vettriano’s best-known works will be able to see their favourite paintings at first hand and see a broad range of those less familiar, including erotic night-time interiors, self-portraits and special commissions.

Visually impaired visitors can access the exhibition on descriptive tours on October 31, November 12, December 1 and January 19.