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Jesse Lott obitIt’s difficult to overstate Jesse Lott’s importance to the visual arts world of Houston. Lott has been called a “shaman-like presence,” a “philosopher king,” and “the John Henry of the art community.” The unique, expressive idiom he developed and his institutional legacy are enduring icons of the city.Lott passed away last week, according to a statement by Project Row Houses, the exhibition space and arts nonprofit that Lott cofounded in Houston’s Third Ward in 1993. Lott was eighty, and no cause of death was noted.“His kind eyes, warm heart, and deep, slow laugh could soothe your soul, while his formidable intellect and fierce talent could trouble the waters when waters needed troubling,” Project Row Houses wrote in an Instagram post announcing his passing. “He found…

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