Jack Siegel was born and raised on Chicago’s West Side. He exhibited artistic talent and a compulsive desire to draw and paint from an early age. Jack graduated from The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, with a degree in drawing, painting and advertising design.
He then served in the US Armed Forces as a medic in Germany. His abilities allowed him to transfer to a special services unit, which produced shows for the army in Germany. There he did graphic and set design. During his two-year stint in Germany he traveled throughout Europe to view some of the world’s greatest masterpieces.
Back in the States, he began a long career in advertising, working for major advertising agencies in Chicago, New York and Minneapolis. The pressures of work and family made it too difficult for him to seriously pursue his love for painting.
Over the years, though he did sell several paintings to private collectors, the constraints of a business career made any serious output difficult. In 1998, he determined to pursue his love for painting and, since then, has developed a substantial body of work.
Jack feels his paintings show the influence of both the 19th and 20th century impressionist and expressionist painters that he loves.
Decatur, IL: Gallery 510 Spring Thaw Show
Lake Forest, IL: Deerpath Art League
Wilmette, IL Art League Exhibits
Memphis, TN: JCC - One Man Show
Northbrook, IL: Northbrook Public Library
American Jewish Artist Club Exhibits
Highland Park, IL: North Shore Art League Exhibit
The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
Highland Park Art Walk
Deerfield Art Festival
Evanston Fountain Square Art Festival
North Shore Art Festival
South Bend JCC - One Man Show
Loyola University, Chicago
Madron Gallery, Chicago
Chicago Sinai Congregation
North Central College, Naperville