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Jack Laycox, 1921 - 1985
Jack Laycox
Jack Laycox, Beyond Glouchester, 1968
Beyond Gloucester 1968
oil on canvas, 25.75" x 43.75"

A life long Californian, Jack was born in Auburn, the eldest of four artistic children. He was formally trained in engineeering. For a time, he worked for the Atomic Energy Commission prducing technical illustrations.

But looking for more, he followed his natural artistic telents, finding a professional career in art. His chosen mediums were oil and watercolor.

In a recent exhibition of California Scene painting at the Hilbert Museum in Orange, California, Laycox's stunning night scenes of Evening on the San Francisco Embarcadero and Cable Car Ride were well recieved. (See our Newsletter Article, Dec, 2018)

He married Jayne Amason, a sculptor and together they opened a Laycox gallery in Walnut Creek. In the 1960's the couple lost their gallery due to eminent domain to make room for BART (the Bay Area Rapid Transit System.) They then moved to Carmel and established a gallery there.

Paris art publication La Review Moderne described Laycox's style as "dynamic, vivid, animated and pulsating ... an exciting experience." Jack Laycox recieved many awards and international recognition.

He lectured and was requested often to served as a juror for art exhibitions.

Jack Laycox in studio
In studio at ease

Jack Laycox self portrait
self portrait