The sad news has spread quickly through the Sydney Art World ranks that Jasper Legge, Director of the newly merged Watters Legge Gallery in Darlinghurst has died of a heart attack whilst holidaying with his family in Italy. Jasper was 41 years old. His appointment to the Gallery followed the succession planning of those two eponymous Dealers Frank Watters and Geoffrey Legge (Jasper's dad) and the merging of Legge Gallery (Jasper's) with Watters in January this year.
His death will leave a huge hole in the Art World and he is no doubt mourned by all the staff and artists at Watters, as well as those in the wider community. My thoughts are with his family during this shocking time.