Jerome Kirk
1923 - 2019
Jerome Kirk

(Born 4/3/23 – Died 1/29/19)

Jerome Kirk, a world re-knowned kinetic sculptor, passed away on January 29, 2019 at his home in Oakland, California surrounded by close friends and family after a nine - month downward slope with cancer. He was 95 years old.
Jerome was a genuinely remarkable man and a deeply dedicated artist. He served in WWII and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His life story was highlighted in Ashley James' 30- minute documentary "Kirk" which first premiered at the Buck Foundation "Art and Science" Conference in Novato, California in 2015.
Jerome Kirk is survived by his four children - David Kirk of Bellingham, WA/Guy Kirk and his wife, Darla Kirk, of Visalia, CA/Renee Germaine of Liverpool, UK and Maya Kirk of Taos, NM/ five grandchildren – Brian, Clay, Lance, Dane, Niko, and six great grandchildren. He married his third wife, Janet Kunze in 1994 and remained good friends after their divorce in 2001.

"Kirk" is currently showing at the Sonoma County Art Museum as part of its Kinetic Art and Artists series.
A Jerome Kirk retrospective show at the Erickson Fine Art Gallery in Healdsburg, CA is planned for October.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 7 to Jun. 16, 2019.
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Very sorry for your loss. He was my great uncle and I didn't know he had passed. I did an internet search because I'm doing a family tree and saw this obituary. I am saddened. I met him a few times but my fondest memory is from a visit to California with my grandmother, his sister Gertrude Nevill. I loved his art and my grandmother gave me 2 mobiles of his, that she was given by him. He also sent me one by mail and had designed a special wooden box to hold it tight. I love them and have my house decorated around my sculpture. What a remarkable life story.
sheila gray
September 18, 2020

My deepest condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May your cherished memories created, brighten your days and help sustain you at this time. John 6:40 gives much comfort by looking forward to Jesus promise of seeing your love one again

June 14, 2019
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