Traditional Mow Cop Shed and Trees 1970 Oil Painting by Jack Simcock
Original oil painting of a traditional Shed and Trees scene probably in Mow Cop or Biddulph by Jack Simcock 1970.
Shed and Trees. Signed Simcock 1970.
57cm x 39cm Framed.
Framed in hand finished wooden frame by Ian Kent a friend of the family with no glass. The original artist frame is still with the painting.
This painting is likely to have been painted from his address and studio in Primitive Street, Mowcop.
Jack Simcock attended The Burslem School of Art but for reasons which were probably beyond Jack's control did not pass his national diplomia.
In his autobiography Simcock Mowcop he talks about his life and inspirations and how he came to paint what he painted. This includes recognition in his early days of the contribution made by Arthur Berry who was instrumental in helping him to develop a style which would be of interest to the London Art scene and of Reginald Haggar who recognised his talent and ensured his submission and inclusion to the Staffordshire Society of Artists exhibitions held at the time, mostly made up of the art school lecturers while Haggar opened the door to a student Simcock and included the display of many of Simcocks painting over and above the allocation. According to Simcock it can be taken from his writings that he may be hinting that this favouritism may have been why he was not given his diplomia at the time, however it is very true that Simcock went on to develop a successful London and international art following leaving many of his paintings in public and private collections around the world.
Simcock died in 2012 the evening before he was about to show in an exhibition titled The Boys at The Chancellors Gallery at Keele University, of his paintings which he had selected alongside Arthur Berry and Enos Lovatt.