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FLASHBACK: Artist LeRoy Clarke gets a birthday hug from sisters Tsahai Koo, left, and Imani Sorzano, right, at the launch of his 80th birthday art exhibition titled “Ellen’s Leroy’s Sayings Say...Seasons Vicissitudes,” at 101 Art Gallery, Woodford Street, Newtown, Port-of-Spain.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley called Master Artist LeRoy Clarke an inspiration who spoke his truth forcefully and unapologetically with empathy and vision. The Prime Minister made the comments on his Facebook page today. The following is the full comment by the Prime Minister:

As we receive the sad news of the passing of our brother. Today we salute the life, accomplishments and contributions of Master Artist LeRoy Clarke. He championed respect and personal responsibility and provided inspiration with confidence to a nation which frequently chooses shades of darkness instead of enlightenment. He spoke his truth forcefully and unapologetically with empathy and vision. We are poorer for no longer having him in our presence but thankfully, he left us a legacy of writings and canvas that will forever enrich us for generations to come.