Sir Jackie Stewart,  b. 1939. Racing driver
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Sir Jackie Stewart, b. 1939. Racing driver 1997
  • Scottish Art
Sir Jackie Stewart is a true sporting icon who is renowned around the world. A world racing driving champion three times – in 1969, 1971 and 1973 – he has become a prolific international businessman since his retirement from the track. He began a new career as a television presenter which has made him one of the most famous Scots in America. He has since worked as a consultant for many of the world’s leading luxury brands, before returning to Formula One racing as team manager. This portrait is part of a series commissioned to celebrate Scotland’s entrepreneurial talent. Sir Jackie is depicted in a closely cropped frame which accentuates his shrewd expression – this is a man who exudes success. In utilising a triptych format, the artists cement Sir Jackie's position as an icon.

Glossary Open

Commission

When an individual or organisation employs an artist to execute a particular project, the process and the resulting work are termed a ‘commission’.

Icon

A devotional image, usually depicting Christ, the Virgin Mary or a saint, traditionally associated with the Byzantine, Greek and Roman Orthodox Churches. By extension, it is used to denote an important and enduring symbol.

Triptych

An artwork consisting of three components. It may refer specifically to a work with wings that fold over the central image; this is a common form for altarpieces.

Commission, Icon, Triptych

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 238.51
  • Medium Black and white inkjet print
  • Size 51.00 x 153.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2009