Art for the Jack Leslie Campaign
Posted 2 months ago and submitted by Patrick Strode | Share link:

I have been proud to be part of the committee raising funds towards a statue of footballer Jack Leslie at Plymouth Argyle’s stadium.

Jack was the only black professional footballer in England when he played for Plymouth Argyle in the 1920s and ’30s. He was due to become the England team’s first black player, but was cruelly denied a place in the national team when selectors discovered that he was black and dropped him.

We have smashed our £100,000 target and the statue to Jack will be built! As part of the fundraising campaign I created images of Plymouth Argyle’s stadium and West Ham’s now demolished Boleyn Ground where Jack worked in later life. Sales of the prints helped towards reaching the total.

Patrick Strode
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Tel: 004407702242414

I'm a passionate illustrator based in Plymouth, UK. Generally I like to work in a traditional style and to let my imagination run amok. I love to produce artwork for children's a… Show more.

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