Van Eno Inspired Other Artists

By Ming & Mark On July 11th, 2008

Here’s an article from the KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY talking about another local Key West artist Jack Baron.

Jack Baron didn’t begin painting until 1977 when Burton (his partner) gave him a set of acrylic paints for his birthday. After the couple moved to Key West (in 1979), Baron painted in the back room of Carrie’s Notions where friends often gathered to chat. Baron’s impish humor wove through his conversation in much the same way it weaves through his work. One such visitor, Key West artist Bob Franke discovered him there and delighted by his style, encouraged him to continue painting. Also of great inspiration was local artist Van Eno whose intricate whimsical works were much admired by Baron. Still, Baron’s paintings might have remained in the homes of friends had not Marion Stevens, a patron of Haitian art walked through the door of Carrie’s Notions and instantly recognized the work of a true folk artist.

Link to the Page

The goal of the KWAH Society is to collect, preserve and present Key West’s history, since 1949.

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