Jack Segnit was born in Peekskill, New York, in 1940.
He gained his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he was taught and deeply influenced by Richard Lindner, Stephen Greene and the critic Dore Ashton.
After moving to England he became a Visiting Lecturer in Painting at Maidstone College of Art, and an art teacher at an Essex secondary school. He has also worked in paper construction and children’s book illustration, leading to a visit by the Princess of Wales in 1983, and the international publication of a pop-up book, The Ugly Duckling, in 1993.
Jack’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited at the Andrew Lamont Gallery and England & Co. in London, the Fermoy Gallery in King’s Lynn, and The Cut in Halesworth. He lives and works in Suffolk.