STEPHENSON, Jack W

1945 - ?

Jack Stephenson

Born at Grimsby, Lincolnshire on 27 May 1945, son of Ernest Stephenson and his wife Felicity J. née D'Eath, who married at Grimsby in 1937. Educated at East Ham Grammar School then studied at Walthamstow School of Art 1962-1963 under Ken Howard (born 1932) and Fred Dubery [q.v.], followed by Hornsey School of Art 1963-1967 under Ian Simpson (1933-2011), David Tindle (born 1932), Jack Smith (born 1932) and with Dick Fozzard (1925-2000) for etching for postgraduate studied at Goldsmiths' College 1983-1984. He taught art at school and colleges in London for some 30 years becoming director of art at Bancroft's School, while regularly exhibiting at galleries in and around the Capital as well as at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. At the age of 40 he took a year's sabbatical to take a Masters in painting and printmaking at Goldsmiths' College. He married in the Waveney district of Suffolk in 2000, Christine Francis Stephenson [q.v.] and at the age of 50, he took early retirement from teaching and moved to Suffolk where both Jack and Christine have studios. Primarily a portraitist working to commission making the modern ‘conversation piece’ something of his own speciality although he also paints landscapes and still-life. A member of the Suffolk Group and also President of the Southwold Art Circle and had regular tutorials in his studio at Theberton House and lives in the adjoining village at 3 Causeway Cottages, Middleton, Suffolk. www.portraitsfromlife.co.uk











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