"Tony was also a wonderful man. He never raised his voice and never lost his temper. He was a real, kind-hearted gentleman. I feel very honoured to have had those two series with him before he retired. He gave so many generations the joy of learning about art.” " - Kirsten O’Brien - BBC SMart. -

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From ThisisKent:

TONY Hart will have a permanent memorial in Maidstone it has been revealed.

The much-loved artist who was born in the county town sadly died at the age of 83 on January 18. He will be remembered with a plaque and a piece of artwork at the Hazlitt Arts Centre in Earl Street.

Cllr Brian Moss, Cabinet member leisure and culture said: "A commemorative plaque will be a permanent reminder of a well-known local artist. We hope that one of his pictures can also be displayed.

"Tony Hart was born in Hastings Road in Maidstone and the arts centre is a fitting venue in which to commemorate him. Perhaps this is a tradition we could continue in other appropriate cases."

Nearly 6,000 people had joined a group entitled Maidstone would like a statue or memorial of Maidstonian Tony Hart on social networking site Facebook and their wish has now come true.



 

 

 

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