Jack Coughlin was born in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1932 and is Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Students League in New York and resides part time in Wellfleet, MA.
Coughlin’s prints were selected for Associated American Artists’ 1966 ‘New Talent in Print-Making’ Exhibition. Since that time he has been honored by one-man shows throughout the U.S. as well as in Dublin, Ireland and Florence, Italy. He frequently participates in group exhibitions including the 150th Annual Exhibition, the National Academy of Design, 1975 and in 1976 the 3rd Norwegian International Print Biennale and the 4th International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen, Germany. Coughlin has contributed original prints to several volumes of poetry, most of which have been published in Ireland.
Widely respected as a print-maker of exceptional draftsmanship, he also is known for his low relief sculptures in the lost wax-bronze casting technique. Coughlin approaches both the world of the intellect and the instinct with equal respect and sensitivity, treating then both in a figurative, humanistic way.
Among the many museum collections with works by Jack Coughlin are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and New York Public Library; the Worcester Art Museum; Philadelphia Free Public Library; National Collection of Fine Arts. Washington D.C. and the New University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland. His works are also held in private collections around the world.