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Alan Jack

Selected artist profile information for this deceased British Sculptor (1940 - 2006)
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Sculptor Alan Jack
Alan Jack

About Alan Jack

Alan`s love of well tooled machinery combined with a strong creative urge, in his creation of creatures, which somehow whilst having a slight touch of humor, have an underlying pervasive strength and artistry. Much in demand and in collections worldwide we are lucky to have the enjoyment of these one off pieces, which take so long to put together.

Exhibition History of Alan Jack

Solo Exhibitions:

1991 - The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Glos
1993/94 - The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Lancs
1993/94 - Gloucester Art Gallery and Museum
1994 - Nature in Art, Gloucester
1994 - John Moore Countryside Museum, Glos
1995/97 - John Moore Countryside Museum, Glos
1995 - Weston School, Glos
1997 - Roses Theatre, Glos
1999/2000 - Tewksbury Sculpture Trail

Group Exhibitions:-

1992 - Gloucestershire Creation Festival
1993 - The Chapter House Exhibition
1995 - Edge Festival, Glos
1995 - Straford Sculpture Park
1995 - Metal and Glass at Nature in Art
1997 - Edge Festival, Glos
1997 - Bath Open Exhibition
1997 - Abacus Gallery, Cheltenham
1997 - Craft 1997, Gloucester

Biography / CV of Alan Jack

Alan has been making things since he was a child. Born in the Midlands in 1940, he grew up fascinated by the mechanics of machinery, his mind forever enquiring into how things were assembled and how they worked. Although Alan had no formal art training, he developed his metal-handling skills through a tool-making apprenticeship follwoed by service as an airframe fitter in the Royal Air Force.

A profound admiration for the craftmanship of the early blacksmiths has encouraged Alan to study and collect a wide range of old tools and metal devices. Farm machinery, car and motoercycle parts, household utensils, frequently gathers when repairing and renovating equipment, all play a part in his sculpture.

But it is his deep love of nature, and especially of birds and insects, which manifests itself most stronly in Alans orginal sculptures. A keen conservationist, he has created forms which depict all aspects of wildlife. His fertile imagination has brough to life a variety of creatures constructed from found metal objects demonstrating both his his of his subject and of his media.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Alan Jack

Many examples of his scupltures are in private collections throughout the country and he was invited to participate in "A Millennium Bestiary" by the Faculty of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England.

Public Works of Alan Jack

Alans work has been on permanent display both in the galleries and in the gardens at Nature in Art, the International Centre of Wildlife Art at Wandworth Hall in Gloucester, since 1988 and he spent a week there as Artist in Residence. He has featured several times on local television and radio and in both the local and national press.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Alan Jack

He work is also featured in a publication called "Into the New Iron Age; Modern British Blacksmiths by Cheltenham authoress, Amina Chatwin.

Price Range of Work

Alan Jack's work has a price range from £500 to £1,170

Mediums utilised

Alan Jack's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Alan Jack's work is found in the following categories on site:
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues (10)
Animals in General Sculptures Statues (9)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (8)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (8)
Water Birds / Water Fowl / Seabirds / Waders (5)
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes (4)
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures (3)
Insect Sculptures, to include Bees, Ants, Moths, Butterflies etc (2)
Farm Yard Sculptures (2)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures
Sea Birds Seagulls Sea Eagles Albatrosses Gannets etc. Sculptures
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Alan Jack's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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"All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death. "
Jacques Lipchitz
1891-1973
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