Richard JACK 1866–1952
Painter of portraits, figure subjects, interiors and landscapes. Born 15 February 1866 in Sunderland. Studied at York School of Art, won a National Scholarship to the R.C.A. in 1886; Travelling Scholarship 1888; then studied in Paris at the Académie Julian and Atelier Colarossi under Bouguereau and Robert-Fleury. On his return to London in the early 1890s worked for a time on the staff of The Idler and for Cassell's as a black-and-white artist. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1893, also at the New Gallery and abroad. Awarded a Silver Medal at the Paris International Exhibition 1900 and at Pittsburgh 1914. R.P. 1899, A.R.A. 1914, R.A. 1920, R.I. 1917. Painted portraits of King George V and Queen Mary at Windsor, and interiors of Buckingham Palace. From about 1930 worked in Canada, where he painted landscapes as well as portraits. Died at Montreal 29 June 1952.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I