Jack Ramsey was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended school in both, Dallas and Stephenville Texas before moving to the northeastern United States. While living in New York City he pursued a career as an actor. After leaving acting, he began painting. He studied at the National Academy of Design and The Art Student's League in New York City. Jack received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan. He spent the following years teaching at the Museum of Modern Art (Moma) in New York City.  He was also the Head of the art department at Atlanta College of Art in Georgia. While living in Georgia he also taught in his own Ramsey Workshop of Art. He then moved back to Long Island, New York, where he taught painting and drawing at the Guild Hall Museum located in East Hampton, New York, as well as the Parrish Art Museum, in South Hampton, N.Y. At this time, Jack had his own Studio/Workshop in Sag Harbor where he resided with Swedish Born artist, Daga Ramsey. In 1995 Jack returned to Texas and to the hill country. He now resides in Kerrville. Since moving back to Kerrville, Jack is represented by TASTE Wind Art in Johnson City, TX.