Sen. Carper Statement on Passing of Jack Lewis

WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) expressed his sympathy to the family and friends of Delaware artist Jack Lewis:

“I was saddened to learn today of the passing of the great artist Jack Lewis. I knew him personally and I was privileged to have one of his paintings. I was a big fan and great admirer of his work. He was a giant among artists in Delaware and beyond. He lived a long and very full life and was just a wonderful human being. He honed his skills as an artist during the Great Depression – a period in our nation’s history that left a significant impression on many Americans, including my parents who grew up during this difficult time for our country. His art work reflected his experiences from the Depression and that’s something that I always appreciated about his work.”