Monday, August 2, 2010

Jack's Legacy

July 31st, was a very sad day for us. My father-in-law, Jack Cudworth died in Leeds, England.

He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Jack left us a legacy in his paintings. He was a very talented artist. Here is a small selection of his work.

This is Wicklow, close to where Simon's family lived in Ireland.

This one is called man and sheep, (notice how I picked the sheep pictures).

And this is Dingle Bay in Ireland.

As well as being a great artist Jack played the clarinet with some of the jazz greats.
 I found a clip of him playing with the Butler Fox Jazz Band at the Foxrock Folk Club.
You can listen to it at this link. If you click on the April 16th 2009 show and listen around the 38.40 mark you can listen to him playing. It's amazing !

Jack was great friends with Diz Disley and they were at art college together.

This is a view of their life there, drawn by Diz.

Looks like it must have been a lot of fun.

1 comment:

Jomichele said...

Your father-in-law certainly was a gifted painter. How lucky Simon is to have grown up surrounded by such artistic beauty and the natural beauty of the countryside. So sorry for your loss. Jo