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World Renown California Artist
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attended The University of California and California State University in
San Francisco. He held a teaching degree from the latter.
training and career were in engineering. However, before his death in 1982
he had devoted thirty five years of his time and energies entirely to the
development of a natural artistic talent and a professional career in art.
The result of that devotion can be seen readily in his superb oil and
paintings are boldly impressionistic; colorful. "La Revue Moderne",
Paris art publication, described them as "dynamic, vivid, animated
and pulsating....an exciting experience". Though conceived in
boldness and color, the viewer will feel the sophisticated balance of his
composition, the delight of his interpretation and the excellence of his
execution. These impart a feeling of joy and give a lasting satisfaction.
The inner emotional content of the paintings, so characteristic of Jack
Laycox's work, can be felt alike in his interpretations of the city and
the out-of-doors; be it a European street scene, an Oriental Harbor, a
Sylvan Forest in New England, or of California's High Sierra.
The late artist
had gained numerous awards and widespread recognition. He lectured
frequently and often was asked to serve as an art juror. His works have
been exhibited at the New York galleries of the American Watercolor
Society, galleries of the Western Artists in San Francisco, The
Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose, and The Brooks Memorial Galleries in
Memphis, Tennessee. His works have also been exhibited as examples of
Contemporary American Art in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.