Probably The Best Blind Painter in Peckham (reprise and finale).

Sargy Mann - from his 2013 show at Cadogan Contemporary

Sargy Mann – from his 2013 show at Cadogan Contemporary

It was with tremendous sadness that I belatedly learned last night of the death of Sargy Mann a couple of months ago.

You can read his obituary here, and also my previous two posts about him and his work here (2013) and here (2014).

I was very fortunate to have been taught by Sargy at Camberweil and I still think often of his passion for drawing and painting. This passion led him to surmount the seemingly impossible challenge of painting when blind. When I remember how demanding he could be about painting, I know that he felt the potential of images keenly and was only too aware that anything less than the very best you could give was a wasted opportunity.

So long then Sargy, and thank you.

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