DACK, Richard

1944 - ?

Richard Dack

Richard George Dack, was born in Norfolk on 27 September 1944, son of Alwyn George Dack (1924-2005) and his wife Betty D. née Hawes (1917-2005), who marred at Norwich in 1943. Richard grew up at Lowestoft, Suffolk, at the time it was a flourishing port with a bustling fish market and busy shipyards, and this environment provided the subject matter for his first serious adventures into painting whilst at school. Educated at Lowestoft Grammar School and studied painting and printmaking at Camberwell School of Art 1963-1967, Reading University 1967-1968 and Sussex University 1974-1975. Following art school he taught for a while in Cambridgeshire, and later in Devon, before making the transition to a professional painter in 1997. A member of the Royal West of England Academy and the Royal Society of Marine Artists where, since becoming a member, has received the 'Shipwrights Prize' on two occasions, the 'Classic Boat Prize' and in 2010 the 'Sea Pictures Gallery Working Relationship with the Sea' Prize and was the chairman of the Group and also Secretary of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He is to be found working along the estuaries and coastline at a variety of locations from the rugged shores of the southwest to the wide open spaces of North Norfolk. In these situations light is frequently the focus of his work, and he is fond of the delicate and transient quality of light that is characteristic of the east coast. He has exhibited at Coves Quay Gallery, Salcombe; Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Suffolk as well as Royal Society of Marine Artists; Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Royal West of England Academy and elsewhere. His work has featured in major Open Competitions and is the collections of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights. He lived at 12 Mirbecks Close, Worlingham, near Beccles, Suffolk.

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