Bill Jacklin: Graphics
Artist(s): Bill Jacklin
Author(s): Jill Lloyd & Nancy Campbell
Year published: 2016
Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts
Total Pages: 160
Illustrations: colour throughout
Bill Jacklin studied graphics in Walthamstow, London, and worked as a graphic designer before turning to painting in the early 1960s, studying at the Royal College of Art. Initially concerned with abstraction, in the mid-1970s Jacklin started to focus on figurative work, and principally on depicting light and movement. Jacklin moved to New York in 1985 and the city plays a starring role in many of his works, in particular his atmospheric images of ice skaters – his early training in graphics is evident in the bold, striking patterns he draws from the chaos of urban life. Encompassing a range of techniques, including etching and monoprints, Jacklin’s prolific output ranges from ‘urban portraits’ of the artist’s adopted home to snow scenes and seascapes that capture the elemental drama of nature. This authoritative collection is a masterclass in evoking atmosphere, movement and space through printmaking.