Jack McLarty

(American, born 1919, died 2011)

Late Oregon artist Jack McLarty created surreal paintings and prints.

Born in Seattle, he was raised in Portland, Oregon, where he lived most of his life. He studied at the Portland Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art). He then studied at the American Artists School in New York City. He returned to Portland in 1942. He taught art at the Portland Museum School from 1947 until his retirement in 1981. He and his wife Barbara Lever established the Image Gallery in 1961. They exhibited work by contemporary Pacific Northwest, Native Alaskan, and Mexican artists until 1986. His work is collected by the Portland Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum, among other institutions.