Born 1947, Penley, Wales.
Studied at Camberwell School of Art (1966-67), Falmouth School of Art (1967-69), Falmouth School of Art (1972-73), Royal College of Art (1974-77).
Jackowski was born to Polish parents in a refugee camp during one of the coldest British winters on record; circumstances were difficult for a non-English speaking family classed as ‘aliens’ and memories of the early years of his life have influenced much of Jackowski’s work. Themes of privation, loss, dispossession and identity frequently emerge regularly in his paintings.
Soon after leaving the Royal College of Art he exhibited at the John Moores Exhibition in Liverpool (where he was later to win First Prize in 1991) and subsequently went on to be a regular exhibitor at galleries throughout the UK and occasionally overseas.
He taught painting at Brighton University in 1987, becoming Professor of Painting in 2002 during which time his national and international reputation grew.
His work is now included in over twenty public collections including the Arts Council, the British Council, the British Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the National Museum of Wales, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the European Parliament, Luxembourg, and the Fogg Art Museum University of Harvard USA.
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