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Neil Shawcross

 (Born 1940)
Neil Shawcross is active/lives in United Kingdom.  Neil Shawcross is known for painting.

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Neil Shawcross


Neil Shawcross is one of the leading Irish painters.  He and his family have had a life long love of jazz, with brother Ian being a trumpeter and leader of a band.  Neil carried his love of jazz forward when he came to lecture at Belfast College of Art in the Seventies.  Belfast at that time had a limited exposure to jazz, but two of Neil's great friends, Dougie Knight and Solly Leipsitz were pioneering the music in the city.  Dougie owned a vinyl record shop specializing in Blues and Jazz music.  Solly also owned a similar shop and also set himself up as a jazz guru and jazz critic.  Dougie and Solly had a major influence on young Van Morrison, who was given the space above Dougie's shop, known affectionately   ...  Displaying 750 of 1463 characters.



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About  Neil Shawcross

Born:  1940
Known for:  painting