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Howard Schroeder and Jack Lewis, innovative artists

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Dad and Jack were great friends who painted in Delaware for 60 years, just for the love of painting. It didn’t matter what the subject was. They would just pack up their supplies and drive across Delmarva to paint. They never worried about making prints to make money. They never commercialized their work. Dad traveled the state giving lessons to anyone who would pay for them. Jack taught in the public schools for many years. Both worked at Rehoboth Art League. Wherever I go, I hear, “I took a lesson from your dad,” and it’s the same with Jack. People came away from these classes with a different perspective on art. It’s about what you see, the way you feel. And because they were so prolific and painted everywhere, today we have a record of a Delaware that no longer exists. 

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