Jack Savage (1910-2003)
Setting off at sunrise,
oil on board,
9 x 13 inches
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A jewel-like vignette capturing the start of the fishermen's day.
Frederick John (known as "Jack") Savage was born in Hendon in 1910. He studied at the Willesden College of Art before joining a printing firm in the City of London. In 1940 he enrolled in the Royal Artillery, serving in North Africa and Italy. After the war, he established his own Commercial Art and Photography studio specialising in advertising and corporate design for the pharmaceutical/ medical industry.
In 1970 he retired to Pakefield, just outside Lowestoft. He took up painting full time, focusing on the local fishermen, coastline and surrounding countryside. He was actively involved with the local artistic community, setting up the Oulton Broad Art Club and contributing to the Lowestoft and Southwold Art Clubs.
He exhibited extensively throughout his lifetime including the R.I., the R.O.I., the Mall Galleries and the City of London Guildhall Exhibitions. He was a member of the Langham Sketching Club (now known as the London Sketch Club) whose members at the time would have included Terence Cuneo and John Hassall.
Amongst his best work, are his dynamic, small scale oils of Lowestoft fishermen which convey a great sense of movement and a vivid depiction of the sea.
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