About the Gallery
Supporting Compass Gallery
For over 30 years, Compass Gallery has set a precedent
of visiting all the Scottish Degree shows. It is an opportunity
for the gallery’s directors Cyril and Jill Gerber, to make
contact with the young artists, and select then exhibit the most
interesting and exciting works in the New Generation exhibition.
Compass Gallery is supported by Glasgow City Council
Cyril Gerber 1917-2012
It with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cyril Gerber. Peacefully at home on 28th August 2012, much loved by his whole family, many friends and everyone who knew him. A Memorial Celebration for Cyril will be held within the next few weeks.
Jack Knox RSA RSW RGI, Paintings & Drawings: 1956 to present day
The career of the artist Jack Knox spans over 5 decades. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Andre L'hote Atelier, Paris, winning a string of prizes including the Carnegie Trust Travelling Scholarship, the Guthrie Award, several RSA awards, and the Scottihs Arts Council Award. Knox, a 'Glasgow Boy' of the 1950s era, became a Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee where he taught for 16 years. He became Head of Painting at Glasgow School of Art in 1981 till 1992.
knox is an excellent example of an accomplished and committed artist who has managed to bridge the proverbial 'generation gap' at each successful stage of his career. He has been able to do this through his continuing interest and enthusiastic involvment of the interests and affairs of his colleagues, teaching staff and contemporaries, both at home and in the wider field of the changing Art Movement in Europe and America. He has inspired and influenced generations of new artists graduating under his watch, many of whom now have successful careers with international status. Amongst them, to name a few, are Jenny Saville, Alison Watt, Steven Campbell, Adrian Wiszniewski, Ken Currie and Stephen Conroy.
Knox has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the UK and further afield. His group exhibitions include Chicago, Warsaw, Brussels, New York, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Sao Paulo and Sarajevo. A regular exhibitor in The New Charing Cross Gallery, Glasgow, he has continued to exhibit at Compass Gallery and Cyril Gerber Fine Art since their inception. Works inpublic collections include Aberdeen; Dundee; Edinburgh; Kirkcaldy; Glasgow; Manchester; Sao Paulo, Brazil; L.A. and many others.
This exhibition from the 1950's to present day celebrates our long association with Jack Knox and includes works from the 1950's to present day.