Jim Gott sketching in Cathedral

Image ID: 00842

Jim Gott sketching in Cathedral

Date: 1962

Jim Gott (1897- 1980) was a local character and highly respected local artist who specialised in intricately detailed drawings. Children from local schools would often be taken to see him at work - sometimes he would stop and chat, other times he would simply keep sketching. Jim Gott spent most of his life working as a postman, except for a brief spell in the army. He had no formal art training and was self-taught and must have passed on his natural talent to his son Kelvin who studied at The Slade School of Fine Art in London. Mr. Gott had other talents, he played the piano, wrote poetry and penned the local pantomime as the dame.

Courtesy of Atkinson, Douglas

Category: Culture and Leisure, Educational, Places of Worship, Recently Added, Added February 2019, Arts and Crafts, Cathedral, Children, Churches

Organisation Reference: 140271

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