(1933 - 1995)
Jim Gilbert is known for painting.
Biography Jim Gilbert
Jim Gilbert (1933-1995)
He grew up in the east End of London and was dishonorably discharged from National Service aged 21. He was a huge and powerful man who turned to a life of crime and spent much of his time in jail for crimes ranging from drug smuggling to robbery. Confined in the 1960s he began painting as a form of mental release. Much of his output is in a sombre narrow palette and reflected his early harsh life experiences. In 1972 he had his first show in Bath, he received the Arthur Koestler Award for Prisoner Art and in 1973 he was chosen by the Dylan Thomas Society to paint a portrait of the poet for presentation to US President Jimmy Carter. His later works of Morocco and Spain, where he d
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