Uncharted Waters – Jago Stone, burglar-turned-artist, with Rob Donovan
Venue: Redwing Gallery
Jago Stone (1928-88) claimed in his autobiography (1975) that he had sold more paintings than any other English artist. My biography has the form of an online detective story. It tells the story of a man who won the Arthur Koestler award for prison art twice before his release in 1967 after serving over fifteen years. He then made a kind of honest living travelling round middle England painting people’s homes – and living the hedonistic life of the talented gypsy artist.