Project Description

Jack Knopp was born in Paris, France, raised in Vancouver, Canada and emigrated to Austin Texas in 1993. His career focused in Hi-Tech for decades but he was always drawn to the magic that he found in the wall murals of Austin, Winnipeg, Houston and other cities he’s explored, but his heart lies most particularly in those of our own East Austin.  Jack believes that these murals capturing a moment in time, and he tries to portray the portraits as he believes the artist truly meant for them to be viewed. With the changes occurring in East Austin, he sees his work as even more relevant – so that the rich pieces of our East Austin heritage is not lost for all time. The culture and spirit of the area needs to be preserved and cherished for years to come, and Jack makes it his pursuit to ensure these treasures are not lost.