Graydon Dyck, 1946 – 2011. . .
FAREWELL TO A DEAR FRIEND AND TALENTED ARTIST. Later today many of us will be attending the funeral of one of Winnipeg’s most talented (and least known) artists. I met Graydon for the first time ten years ago, in Winnipeg during the spring of 2001. At that time, all I knew about the man was that he made the dreamiest pictures of jazz singers and movie stars.
The first and only time I walked into his apartment, I knew that he was both a gentleman and an artist. Truth be told, I only saw him maybe once or twice a year over the last decade of his life, but everytime we met, Graydon spoke to me as if we’d known each other for years, and I’ll always feel grateful for the inspirational head-bobs and tobacco-stained handshakes we shared. And seriously, didn’t he look exactly like a movie star himself back in the sixties?
Rest in Peace Graydon. Those who knew you will never forget your humility and good humour — and those fortunate enough see your work will admire your passion and visual genius for years to come.