The Wall Street Journal this week wrote a glowing review of Denver’s new Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, a museum that has an interesting tie to the equine retail world.
When one enters the museum, which is located across the street from the Denver Art Museum and the Clifford Still Museum, one of the first things in view after the Frank Lloyd Wright window is a painting by Jack B. Weil. Yes, that is right, Jack B. Weil, the guy who headed design at Rockmount Ranch Wear for over 40 years. He was also an abstract painter.
The acrylic painting was done in the 1960s. The museum also has two other paintings by Jack B. from 2007, dating shortly before his death.
Jack B. Weil was the son of Jack A. Weil, founder and CEO of the Denver-based Western clothing manufacturer. Jack A. Weil, fondly known as Papa Jack, had five grandchildren—Greg, Gail, Janet, Steven, and Judy—all of whom worked at some point for the company. Grandson, Steven, now runs the operation.