Jamaican Artists

Born in rural St Thomas, McLaren went as far as the 6th grade in primary school, then left to take up an apprenticeship in coach building. At the turn of the century this would have been a viable profession but with the introduction of the motor car... read more
Born in Kingston to a well-to-do family, Moody left Jamaica at aged 23, initially to pursue a career in dentistry. This was not necessarily his first choice, he was already widely read in Chinese and Indian metaphysics and showed an aptitude for the... read more
As Lorraine Morgan’s work becomes more personal, it becomes smaller in scale. As she comes closer to an understanding of herself and her world, she becomes more focussed and detailed in her work and its presentation. Her technique in recent years... read more
Cleveland Morgan’s maturation as a painter mirrors the same process of maturation in Jamaica’s cultural institutions, since a great deal of his artistic achievements are due to their foundation. Introduced to art through his local secondary school... read more
From an early age Morrison sketched incessantly, covering family books with figure drawings. By the time she reached her teens she was certain that she wanted to be an artist. Art satisfied an obsession that she had not yet clearly defined but had... read more
Eugene Palmer is a man caught between two cultures and his paintings reflect this dichotomy. Despite the fact that he paints with all the deftness and technical skills of a thoroughly trained artist, the content of his paintings belie the Western... read more
Seya’s simple style reflects a search for truth and purity. This has led her away from subjects in the material world towards a form of abstract painting inspired by thought rather than image. Her interest in painting came from her love of poetry... read more

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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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