Late artist remembered in San Clemente display
The San Clemente Art Association is remembering the late Tom Cartt with a display devoted to the longtime Dana Point artist in the San Clemente Art Gallery.
Cartt died Nov. 30 at age 92. He had been a member of the San Clemente Art Association for more than 40 years and "held practically every office in the club," said his wife, Susie, also 92. She remains a member of the association.
A picture of Tom Cartt, his biography and three of his paintings are on display at the entrance to the gallery as part of an art show that will continue until Feb. 8, Susie Cartt said. The gallery is in the San Clemente Community Center at Avenida Del Mar and Calle Seville.
Along with his love of art, Tom was into photography, the biography says. He collected musical instruments, became knowledgeable about music and noted composers and once handcarved an oversize chess set from tropical hard woods, making a board to go with it.
He and Susie took tennis lessons at age 60 and played until they were 85, the biography says. Tom was a Navy pilot in World War II and married Susie in 1942. They had met at Fresno State University. His professional career included teaching, technical writing for space-development companies and working for the Orange County Criminal Justice Council.
Susie survives him along with their children Susan Cartt-Weiss of Munich, Germany, and Randy Cartt of Costa Mesa. Daughter Betty Stringfellow of Las Vegas is deceased.
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