Jack Clifton

 The painter of this work, Jack Whitney Clifton, was born in Norfolk and raised in Newport News. He showed artistic talent as a young man, studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts after graduating from high school. Working in graphite, crayon, and paint, he created realistic portraits and landscapes. He opened a studio and art school in Hampton after World War II and authored several art books. He died on August 26, 1990, in Hampton at the age of seventy-eight.