Monday hero: Jack Simcock

Before we forget what the world looks like when the sun doesn't shine:

this is the work of Jack Simcock (1929-2012)

Simcock lived and worked most of his life in Mow Cop, Staffordshire, in the industrialised Midlands.

Not the most picturesque environment, that much is clear.

In all these paintings nature consists of bare trees and dead grass, but nevertheless Mow Cop, with its dark buildings and wet gleaming streets proofs to be a beautiful subject.


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