Jack Lugg Retrospective Exhibition and Book Launch
Pretoria Art Museum
Opening on Tuesday, 7 May 2019 |18:30 for 19:00
(The evening before Election Day) By Professor Ora Joubert
All artworks on the Retrospective Exhibition are available for purchase.
Personal sketchbooks (1941-2013) will be on display at this exhibition.
The House that Jack Built is a magnificent and highly informative biography of Jack Lugg, influential South African artist and educator.
This substantial and entertaining art book is unique in many ways. It is a touching tribute to a man who made an enormous impact on many lives. It is a valuable historical record of seven decades of exceptional art production by a seminal South African artist in a changing international landscape.
It is an inspiring record of the versatile career of an artist and educator. Above all, it is the fascinating life story of a man with formidable talent, extraordinary tenacity, creativity, and captivating wit.
By Sandy Shoolman
(Excerpt, Art Times, Dec 2017/Jan 2018 Edition, p.18)
Freedom of flight, 2011 | Oil on Canvas, Jack Lugg Art Gallery CC
Taxi Rank, 2007 | Oil on canvas, Jack Lugg Art Gallery CC