One of the most respected and acclaimed portrait artists of his age, David Jagger was born near Rotherham in 1891. After studying at the Sheffield School of Art, David moved to London where he began to build a reputation as somewhat of a society portrait artist, exhibiting at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Royal Academy, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Society of British Artists.
Building upon his reputation from his studio in Chelsea, David Jagger was to become acclaimed not only for his works of notable figures of the day, including Winston Churchill and Robert Baden-Powell, but also for his paintings of female sitters and his often haunting self portraits.
David died in 1958; the last two decades have seen a renewed respect and acclaim for David Jagger's portraiture, with his reputation and collector/market regard befitting of his talent.
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