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Biography - Jack de Vos
Born 1942 Enschede, Holland

Selected Collections

Miaoli Wood Sculpture Museum (Taiwan)
Armadale Redevelopment Authority Collection
City of Armadale Collection
Parliament House Perth WA

Selected Exhibitions

2012ART PALM BEACH USA
2012SOFA CHICAGO, 19th annual Sculpture Objects Functional Art USA
2011Turned Wood-Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2010Turned Wood-Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2009Turned Wood-Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2008Turned and Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Turned Wood-Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los
2007Pacific Connections, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exposition
2006Turned Wood-Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2005Miaoli Wood Sculpture Exchange Exhibition, Taiwan
2004"Woodart, Turning Around the World 2004" Wood Turning Centre, Philadelphia USA
2004-12 Minnawarra Art Awards Armadale
2003"Splinter" Craftwest Perth
2002NSW Forest Woodcraft Awards
2001NSW Forest Woodcraft Awards
2000"Rare" Centre Piece Gallery, Fremantle
2000-12 Out of the Woods Exhibition
2000-09 Australian Woodturning Exhibition

Award-Winning Exhibitions

2011Out of the Woods Exhibition1st Artistic Woodturning
2010Minnawarra Art AwardsHighly Commended Award
 Out of the Woods Exhibition1st, 2nd Artistic Woodturning
2009Minnawarra Art AwardsAcquisition Award
 Out of the Woods Exhibition1st Woodturning
 Australian Woodturning Exhibition1st Woodart
2008Out of the Woods Exhibition1st Artistic Woodturning
2007Out of the Woods Exhibition1st Artistic Woodturning
2006Minnawarra Art AwardsAcquisition Award
2005Australian Woodturning Exhibition1st Vase, 2nd Best Acacia
2005Minnawarra Art AwardsAcquisition Award, Highly Commended Award
2004Out of the Woods Exhibition1st Woodturning, 1st Small Treasures
2004Australian Woodturning Exhibition1st Best Eucalypt, 2nd & 3rd Best of Show,
1st Vase, 1st Hollow Form, 1st Artistic Woodturning
2002NSW Forest Woodcraft Awards1st Artistic Woodturning
2002Out of the Woods Exhibition1st Woodturning, 1st Artistic Woodturning
2002   Australian Woodturning Exhibition   1st & 3rd Best of Show
2001NSW Forest Woodcraft Awards1st Best of Show, 1st Artistic Woodturning
2001Out of the Woods Exhibition1st Woodturning, 1st Artistic Woodturning, 1st Small Treasures
2001Australian Woodturning Exhibition1st Best of Show, 1st Hollow form
2000National Woodturning Exhibition 2nd & 3rd Best of Show, 1st Best Eucalypt, 1st Hollow form

Artist's Statement

I have an acute awareness that the wood, and the trees it comes from, as well as the talent one has to craft fine pieces, are God given.
In my artistic pieces I aim to reflect my appreciation for the majestic beauty of God's creation, as a result most of my artistic pieces are inspired by nature.


Selected Publications

"Wood Art Today 2" page 50,51 Schiffer Publishing
Woodturning # 2003 page 13-18
American Woodturner, Summer 2007
Woodturning #144, Jan 2005, page 12
"500 Wood Bowls", page 211,233, published by Lark Books 2004
Woodturning #134, April 2004, page 50
Australian Wood Review #41, Dec 2003, page 84
Scoop #23, Autumn 2003, page 73
Woodturning #112, June 2002, page 33
Australian Woodworker, Feb 2001, page 48
Australian Woodworker, Nov-Dec 2000, page 52
Australian Wood Review #29, Dec 2000, page 96

More About The Artist

In 1952 Jack's parents migrated to Western Australia and settled in the Perth area.
He spent his early working life as a carpenter in the cottage building industry.
In 1968 he purchased a citrus orchard in Pinjarra.
Ten years later, in 1978, he moved to Keysbrook 50 km south of Perth where he planted a stonefruit orchard.
In 1982, whilst waiting for the trees to mature and give him an income, he grew tomatoes and took up woodturning to supplement his earnings.
As Jack became deeper involved in woodturning it started to dominate his life more and more and in 1993 he sold his orchard and took up woodturning full time.
Today woodturning is still a passion with him and he is constantly developing new techniques, designs and ideas, which he readily shares through his popular demonstrations, teaching sessions and seminars both locally and overseas.


last updated 15 May 2013
 
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