Bill Jacklin RA (b1943)
Born in 1943 and raised in London, Bill Jacklin attended the Royal College of Art. Jacklin came to prominence in the 1960s as a ‘Systems artist’, composing complex works of grids and dots. Later his interest changed toward studies of light and movement, he began to work with figuration. Between 1967 and 1975, Jacklin taught at Chelsea School of Art, Hornsey and Royal College of Art and at schools in Kent and Surrey. In 1989 he was inducted into the prestigious Royal Academy of Art, and in 1991 was elected Royal Academician. He moved to New York in the 1980s.
Jacklin’s work is in collections worldwide, including the Arts Council of Great Britain, London, England; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; British Museum, London, England; Irish Art Council, Dublin Isle of Man Arts Council, Ireland; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York