Jamaican Artist

Gaston Tabois


Born in Trout Hall, Clarendon in 1924, Tabois was raised in Rock River. He got his work ethic was from his mother, who insisted he take his education seriously. Teachers recognised his ability from an early age and encouraged him. Tabois taught himself Latin, Spanish, History and Mathematics. And although he sought a career in the civil service, art remained his true passion.  He was n ever comfortable being labeled an intuitive artist. His quality artworks earned him a Bronze Musgrave Medal in 1992, and a Silver in 2010. The National Gallery of Jamaica has many of his works in its permanent collection. Tabois died in 2012.