Kurt Jackson: A New Genre of Landscape Painting

Kurt Jackson: A New Genre of Landscape Painting


By (author) Bel Mooney, By (author) Mark Cocker, By (author) Howard Jacobson, By (author) Helen Dunmore, By (author) Mike Tooby, By (author) Philip Marsden, By (author) Richard Mabey, By (author) Tim Smit, By (author) Bill Hare, By (author) John Russell Taylor


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  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 270mm x 12mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848221029
  • ISBN 13: 9781848221024
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: Includes 90 colour and 40 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 173,290

Product description

Exploring the career to date of artist and environmentalist Kurt Jackson (b.1961), this visually rich publication, now available as an attractive paperback, has at its centre the artist and the natural world. Jackson's paintings are set in places that he has travelled to and explored regularly, and are created by an individual with a deep understanding of natural history and ecology, politics and environmental issues. Described in the Financial Times as 'one of Britain's most compelling contemporary painters', Jackson has had a distinguished career spanning almost thirty years. An Oxbridge graduate in zoology, Jackson travelled widely before settling in Cornwall in 1984 both to immerse himself in the arts and become more involved in his commitment to the environment. For Jackson, the fleeting impression is not of interest - in all his paintings his aim is to convey his feelings and sense of awareness of a particular environment that he knows intimately. Offering insights into the extensive range of materials and techniques that the artist uses, Kurt Jackson provides the definitive account of this fascinating artist's career to date and as such is essential reading for anyone interested in 21st-century British art.

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Author information

Mark Cocker is an author and naturalist. Helen Dunmore is a novelist, poet, children's writer and reviewer. Bill Hare is a curator, writer and lecturer in Scottish art history. Howard Jacobson is a novelist and critic. Richard Mabey is a nature writer, reviewer and journalist. Philip Marsden is a novelist and travel writer. Bel Mooney is a journalist and author. William Packer is a painter and critic. John Russell Taylor is a critic and author. Tim Smit is Chief Executive of the Eden project and ex-music producer. Mike Tooby is Director, Learning, Programmes and Development, National Museums of Wales.

Review quote

'...a truly fascinating book about an immensely compelling and important contemporary artist.' The Artist 'A visual feast' Cornishman '... the next best thing to actually owning a Kurt Jackson painting, it should be on the shelf of all admirers of landscape painting in general but those of Kurt's paintings in particular.' Cornishman

Table of contents

Contents: Foreword: Kurt Jackson, Visionary Observer, John Russell Taylor; The Beauty, Howard Jacobson; Look Closely, Mike Tooby; From the Source to the Sea, Helen Dunmore; A Day with Kurt Jackson, Philip Marsden; Two Trees/Five Senses/A World, Bel Mooney; View from the South, Bill Hare; Green Chaos: Painting the Forest, Richard Mabey; Mordros - A Portrait of Kurt Jackson, Mark Cocker; That's The Way To Do It, William Packer; Kurt Jackson: Facing the Music, Tim Smit; Biographical Note; Exhibitions and Events; Public Collections; Select Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgements and Credits.