The most comprehensive Vettriano retrospective to date, this show brings together more than 100 of the artist’s paintings from private collections around the world.

Born in St Andrews in 1951, Jack Vettriano started his working life as a mining engineer at the age of 16.

It wasn't until he turned 40 that he began painting full-time, encouraged by the wave of interest that followed his successful submission of paintings to the Royal Scottish Academy's Annual Exhibition in 1989 and the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition in 1990.

Success has followed since, with shows in Edinburgh, London and New York and an OBE for Services to the Visual Arts in 2003.

His most famous work, The Singing Butler, was sold at Sotheby's for close to £750,000; a record auction price for a piece by a Scottish artist at the time.

As well as the romantically themed paintings for which Vettriano is perhaps best known, the exhibition features examples of his erotic works such as Game On, The Parlour of Temptation, Fetish and Night Geometry.

All works featured are on loan from private collections, many on public display for the first time in almost 20 years.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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