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Simon Black- Reflections

{mosimage}Manchester Jewish Museum is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Simon Black on Sunday 11th January until Thursday 5th March 2009. Simon was raised in a close knit Jewish family in Prestwich and attended Stand Grammar in Whitefield. He studied art in Manchester , Wolverhampton, Rochdale and École des Beaux Arts in Paris . Even through he lived in London , he remained an ardent Manchester City fan!

Up the Lamp Post (with Paddy) 1997 Oil on Canvas © The Estate of Simon Black. All rights reserved DACS 2009.

His paintings portray figures from everyday life whilst bringing out the humor and enigmatic nature in their characters.

Simon has exhibited his works nationwide and had many private commissions. In 2002 he was commissioned to produce six paintings for the Royal Free Hospital and also received work from the Financial Authorities Services. Not only was he an artist, but Simon fought for the rights of artists, being an active member of the National Artists Association and a board member of the Design and Artists Copyright for fifteen years.

Simon tragically passed away in March 2008 after a battle with cancer.

The exhibition is a tribute to his life and work and a celebration of his talent.