John Havemeyer “Jack” Tilton Jr was born on April 25, 1951, in Littleton, New Hampshire and died on May 6, 2017.
He was an American art dealer, based in New York City.
Jack was the son of a father who had studied art at Yale University, designed Christmas cards, and served for many years in the New Hampshire Legislature.
Tilton received his education at Tilton School (no family connection) and received a bachelor’s degree in business from Babson College in 1974.
He played an important role in the careers of artists Marlene Dumas, Kiki Smith, David Hammons, Francis Alys, Glenn Ligon, Nicole Eisenman and Fred Holland.
He began as an assistant to Betty Parsons, and worked at her gallery from 1976 to 1982.
During 1983, Jack opened his own gallery on W57th St in Manhattan in the former gallery space of Parsons.
Jack Tilton passed away in 2017.