Jack Vettriano

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Birthday
17, 1951
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

Scottish artist best known for his popular 1992 painting "The Singing Butler." He was awarded the Great Scot of the Year Award in 2010.

Before Fame

He apprenticed as a mining engineer after leaving school when he was 16. He became a self-taught painter after a former girlfriend bought him a watercolor paint set.

Trivia

His painting "Bluebird at Bonneville" sold for £468,000 at a 2007 auction in Perthshire.

Family Life

He was a poor miner's son, and he began working at age ten to help support his family. His life was forever changed when his wife Gail left him when he was 36.

Associated With

He was influenced by painter Vincent Van Gogh.