Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

a different vision.(Art)

Byline: Artist's View JO BASISTE For the Journal

Left-wing leaning Jack Sinclair feels less compromised working as an artist in American society

Santa Fe galleries are full of art whose purpose is to appeal to the indiscriminate and gullible. At the same time, there are other artists whose work is not so accessible to the public.

Jack Sinclair is one such. He moved to Santa Fe from Maine 12 years ago to pursue his painting career. He had been working as a master carpenter in Kennebunkport, and had "put art on a back burner while the kids were growing up," as he puts it.

Another reason Sinclair left Maine was that George Bush had his alternative presidential home in Kennebunkport, and Jack was "disgusted with the trappings of the imperialist presidency."

Jack and his wife, Molly Clark, rented a house on Camino Santander, near her sister's home. Jack's brother-in-law told him that there was a sketch group that met every week just two blocks from his place, at my studio. …

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