We were saddened to learn this morning of the passing of beloved Delaware artist, Jack Lewis. With a career spanning the course of nearly a century, Mr. Lewis created a prolific body of work that captured and brought out the beauty in Delaware and Delawareans alike. The State of Delaware is fortunate to have more than 400 of his works in our collections, many of which are prominently displayed in our public buildings and offices across the state.
Lewis also had an undeniable and unmistakable impact on generations of regional artists through his tireless work with institutions like the Rehoboth Art League. Today, Historical & Cultural Affairs celebrates and continues to promote the life and legacy of Jack Lewis, a friend and leader from the Delaware arts community.
Articles on the passing of noted Delaware artist Jack Lewis:
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs curates more than 400 of the artist’s works.
- Diamond State mourns late Delaware artist Jack Lewis
- Dover Post, DE—Aug. 22, 2012
- Legendary Delaware artist Jack Lewis dies at 99
- Delaware State News, Dover, DE—Aug. 22, 2012
- Artist Jack Lewis dies
- News Journal, Wilmington, DE—Aug. 21, 2012
- Delaware artist Jack Lewis dies
- Newsworks, WHYY TV 12, Wilmington, DE—Aug. 21, 2012
- Lewis’ paintings capture Sussex over the decades
- Cape Gazette, Lewes, DE—Aug. 21, 2012
We encourage you to share your own reflections and memories about Jack Lewis as comments below.