Jamaican Artist

Roy Reid

 

Roy Reid was born in Portland, Jamaica in 1937. The son of farmers, he left school aged 11 unable to read. He moved to Kingston to start a career in art, and was closely associated with Jamaica’s Intuitives because of his self-taught background. He eventually learned to read at the age of 34 by studying the bible. Reid died in 2009, aged 71, after complications with prostate cancer, diabetes and an enlarged heart.

Art Bytes

This fall the Swiss will get a chance to see the work of five Jamaican artists in Geneva. The exhibition will be hosted by Expérience Jamaïque Gallery, an organisation working to bring Jamaican art to Europe, in...

This year, the National Gallery of Jamaica will present the Dawn Scott Award to a participating artist in its Summer Exhibition 2019, which runs from July 28 to October 27, 2019. The presentation was previously part...

Admission to the National Gallery of Jamaica is free every Saturday in July and August from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. In addition to current exhibitions, the Gallery has several permanent collections on...

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