Jack Firth RSW (1917-2010)

About the artist - Jack Firth RSW (1917-2010)

Jack Firth (1917-2010) is known for his signature Scottish and French coastlines landscape paintings which he mastered throughout his career. His innate understanding of colour and vibrancy through the medium of oils and watercolour compliments this subject matter and has made his works desirable to a wide audience.

Jack was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 1961 and twice served as its vice-president. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1939 where he studied under William Gilles, William MacTaggart and John Maxwell. He taught in schools from 1946 until 1963 when he was then appointed art adviser to Edinburgh Education Department of Lothian Region. From 1955 to 1970 he also taught on a part-time basis at Edinburgh College of Art. He retired in 1982, to concentrate primarily on producing and exhibiting his watercolours.

Sign up to our Jack Firth RSW (1917-2010) mailing list