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Bill Jacklin RA (b. 1943)

Bill Jacklin studied graphics at Walthamstow School of Art, London from 1960 to 1961 before working as a graphic designer at Studio Seven, London from 1961 to 1962. In 1962 he returned to Walthamstow to study painting and subsequently studied at the Royal College of Art, London from 1964 to 1967. Between 1967 and 1975, Jacklin taught at Chelsea School of Art, Hornsey and Royal Colleges of Art and at schools in Kent and Surrey.

Jacklin was awarded an Arts Council Bursary in 1975, the year that marked his first two solo exhibitions at the Upper Gallery and at Nigel Greenwood Inc., London. His work continued to be exhibited in solo shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s with Marlborough Fine Art, London and Marlborough Gallery, New York. He also participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally from the early 1970s. Jacklin has undertaken many commissions, notably from the Bank of England, the Ivy Restaurant, De Beers and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for the North Terminal of Washington National Airport.

Bill Jacklin moved to New York in 1985. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and in 1993 was Official Artist-in-Residence for the British Council in Hong Kong. Jacklin lives and works in New York, USA.


Royal Academician


Born: 1943 in London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality: British

Elected ARA: 1 June 1989

Elected RA: 26 June 1991

Elected Senior RA: 1 October 2018

Gender: Male

Preferred media: Painting and Printmaking

Works by Bill Jacklin in the RA Collection

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