Jamaican Artists

The contradiction in Nakazzi’s work is her desire to move away from materiality towards a greater sense of spirituality, and to do this, she sets up a tension between the object and the space around it. Even as she is constructing her... read more
O'Neil Lawrence is a trained photographer and a graduate of both the University of the West Indies and the Edna Manley College of The Visual and Performing Arts. His work questions the new World experience and what it means to be Jamaican. Because... read more
Judy Ann MacMillan is one of Jamaica's foremost academic painters. Born in Kingston but trained in Scotland she brings to her work a unique synthesis of technical ability and subjective intimacy that only a Caribbean artist can achieve.Returning... read more
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, W.I., Patsy Mair studied Painting as an adult, beginning seriously in the 1970s tutored by George Rodney, one of Jamaica's master artists. Certification in the discipline was gained in 1996 with the award of the Diploma in... read more
Born in Yorkshire England, Edna Manley's mother was Jamaican, from the prominent Shearer family. She met her cousin Norman Manley who had come to England as a Rhodes scholar to study at Oxford. He was later conscripted and fought in WW1, while Edna... read more
The late Honorable Alvin Tolman Marriott is considered a national Jamaican treasure. He was born in 1902 to a family of artists, his mother a playwright and musician and his father a craftsman who made and sold straw items. It was his mother who... read more
Born in Kingston, raised in Claremont, St. Ann, Ewan McAnuff received his early education at Claremont All Age School. He then attended Ocho Rios Secondary School where he met his first Art tutor, Frank Brown, who was to be a great inspiration to... read more

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Art Bytes

The National Gallery has restarted its Saturday Art-Time that will run until March 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  Saturday Art-Time immerses children between eight and fifteen years old in the world of art, through...

The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) has implemented several measures aimed at promoting the island’s museums. These include opening museums to the public on Saturday to allow more people to view the large collections of...

John Dunkley: Neither Day Nor Night is on show at the Perez Art Museum in Miami until January 2018.

Neither Day Nor Night includes Dunkley's paintings from the 1930s and '40s, along with a smaller...

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