Jamaican Artists

Ras Dizzy is vocal against the injustices he meets within Jamaican society. A temperamental artist, he will 'curse you' as readily as he will tutor you in his reading from the Bible. His uneven temperament is reflected in his painting but, in his... read more
John Dunkley is considered one of modern Jamaica's first and finest intuitive artists painters. Like so many self-taught painters that would follow in his wake, Dunkley emerged from that class of self-employed, skilled artisans who lived by their... read more
Gloria Escoffery's talents as an intellect and a painter were apparent from early. As a Jamaica Scholar, after gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree at McGill University in Canada, Escoffery went on to pursue her Masters at the Slade School of Art in... read more
Laura Facey is in an enormously productive phase of her work. Recently, she has completed some of the most challenging pieces of her professional life. Spirit Dancer 1999, Earth to Earth 1999, Christ Ascending 2000, Indigo Prayer 2000, and Still... read more
Colin Garland (1935-2007) was born in Sydney, Australia in the midst of the Great Depression. His mother encouraged him to enter art competitions and he used his prize money to buy more art materials. He studied fine art at the National School of... read more
Milton George (1939-2008), was a master of story-telling through his art. The satirical quality of his work is lauded profusely, as is his rich use of colour and distinctive brush strokes. Born in Manchester, he lived in Kingston for most of his... read more
World-renowned Jamaican artist Lloyd Hoffstead was born in Lucea, Jamaica. From his earliest days, he was very creative, and showed a keen interest in art. Lloyd was a naturally gifted student, and at the age of 18, was accepted to the Jamaica... read more

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Art Bytes

Tracy Thorne takes Jamaican Art to London with an exhibition called “Big tings a gwaan down di street.” The show runs April 5 to 18 at The Old Print Works, Upper Gallery, Balsall Heath. It explores  Jamaican...

Grovesnor Galleries has morphed into an everything spot.

It has started a jazz series whose first concert was a big hit. The Grovesnor Cafe is doing brisk business and now has a Friday Night Wild Wings...

The City of Atlanta has selected Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson   to create a double life-size statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The statue sit in downtown Atlanta near two of its landmarks: the CNN Headquarters...

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