A sense of place, the exhibition of Bradford born abstract artist Jack Hellewell, continues this week with an additional opening this Saturday 25 August.
The exhibition, held at The Kings Manor, University of York, explores the artists’ works in acrylic with many paintings in the collection never before seen in public.
Born in 1920, Jack’s paintings were often inspired by his travels through Egypt, North Africa and Italy as a young man in the RAF before he went on to study at Bradford’s College of Art.
He is regarded as one of Yorkshire’s finest painters of his generation, having exhibited at the Royal Academy a number of times during the 1990s.
Up until his death in 2000 he is said to have painted every day leaving his family amazed at the quantity and quality of his works that he left.