Bill Jacklin's New York

Sting (Foreword), Michael Peppiatt

ISBN: 978 1 85759 967 1
Size: 254 x 241 mm (9 1/2 x 10 in.)
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 128
Images: 100

UK £19.95 / US $29.95


  • Features a foreword by Sting and an interview with the artists by world renowned art historian Michael Peppiatt
  • Jacklin’s work is held by many major Museums and institutions including New York's Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Royal Academy, The British Museum, and the Tate Gallery.
  • Jacklin’s work has been represented by the Marlborough Gallery in New York and London for 30 years.


As an Englishman in New York since 1985, the artist Bill Jacklin has concentrated on painting urban portraits of the city in all its guises – from large-scale canvases of crowds in flux to intimate moments in Seurat-like etchings. This first full treatment of Jacklin’s New York paintings is a visual celebration of the artist’s fascination with his adopted city, its energy, its light, its movement, and its people.

Bill Jacklin’s work is held by many major institutions including New York’s Museum of Modern Art,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Royal Academy, The British Museum, and The Tate Gallery. His paintings have been exhibited at the Marlborough Gallery in London and New York since the 1980s and he has participated in numerous one-man and group exhibitions around the world from the 1970s until today. He is a member of the Royal Academy in London.
In the Foreword, Sting, who is a fellow Englishman in New York, writes on the artist and their relationship with the city. Leading art historian Michael Peppiatt contributes an insightful interview with the artist, providing an overview of his body of work as shaped by New York.
As the first monograph on Bill Jacklin for over 20 years, this fully illustrated volume is a significant contribution to the study of an internationally acclaimed artist, and serves as a lasting celebration of the magnificence of New York City.


Michael Peppiatt is an internationally acclaimed art historian, curator, and writer, well known for his biography of the artist Francis Bacon which was a New York Times Book of the Year in 1994. He has curated numerous exhibitions worldwide, notably travelling retrospectives of the School of London, Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Christian Schad and Antoni Tàpies. His most recent book is Francis Bacon In Your Blood: A Memoir.
Sting is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist.