Enter Jack Lugg’s house of art

AS PART of keeping the name of influential South African artist Jake Lugg alive, his children have collaborated to launch a book and exhibit his artworks as part of commemorating his contribution to the arts at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery, in East London.

Lugg, who died of pneumonia in 2013 at the age of 89, was an influential figure in the art circles of East London with his contributions as a teacher and sensational artist.

CREATIVE TRIBUTE: Pippa Lugg Verster displays her book which outlines the life and art career of her late father, Jack Lugg Picture: SUPPLIED

Ann Bryant curator Leon du Preez said Lugg’s children – Pippa, Hugh and Linton – had contributed in keeping his spirit and love of art alive.

Pippa compiled The House That Jack Built, a comprehensive biography giving insight into his life and artworks throughout his career.

“The children collaborated in compiling the retrospective exhibitions which is now touring the country. The book is a great tribute to a great artist and teacher,” said Du Preez.

There is also an exhibition of his artworks until May 18 at Ann Bryant.

“He has a prolific collection of art that needed to be displayed and marketed and his children came together to create a legacy for their father for all the years of dedication he gave to the art world,” Du Preez said.

Lugg’s former art students include Norman Catherine, Rose Warren, Claerwen Baker, Marlene Neumann, Greg Schultz and many others.

The book is available at R1500 from the gallery.

For more information, call (043)722-4044 or 083-501-3392.

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