The story of how one man left his mark on a legendary lighter company

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

If Jack Clark has an old flame, it probably has to do with his work as the first art director for Zippo lighters.

The walls of his Calabash home where the 83-year-old retired eight years ago is lined with the lifelong artist’s work—paintings and colored pencil drawings of people’s beloved pets, a watercolor of a swan, portraits of his son and daughter.

“He works in all mediums,” said Jackie Himes, Clark’s girlfriend who also worked in the art department of Zippo Manufacturing Co. headquartered in Bradford, Pa.

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