Bill Jacklin RA: The Graphic Work 1961 – 2016

3 June — 28 August 2016

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In the first ever retrospective of Bill Jacklin RA’s graphic work, etchings from the 1960s are shown alongside newly created monotypes.

For Bill Jacklin RA, draughtsmanship is at the heart of his work: “It is the conduit through which I see the world.” Through drawing and experimenting with different print techniques, he captures the light and atmosphere of his subjects, always looking, he explains, “for the magic”.

This exhibition is the first ever retrospective of Jacklin’s graphic work. It includes his experiments with etchings in the 1960s through to monotypes newly created for this show. The subjects he depicts range from intense studies of his dying father to joyous representations of his adopted home – New York, the city he moved to 30 years ago. His themes are people, light and movement whether they are the bustling crowds of Grand Central Station or skaters in Central Park.

3 June — 28 August 2016

Wednesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

The John Madejski Fine Rooms

Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket or £3 General Admission ticket. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

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