Jamaican Artists

Albert Huie was born in Falmouth Trelawny in 1920. At 16, he relocated to Kingston, joining the ‘Institute Group’ at Institute of Jamaica, where he received formal training under Koren der Harootian. He worked as an assistant to Edna Manley before... read more
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
Eugene Hyde (1931-1980) was born in Cooper’s Hill, Portland, Jamaica. His father was a leading photographer in Port Antonio and his mother encouraged him as a child to draw and paint for local venues. Hyde attended Titchfield High School before... 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
Michael Lester, was born Michal Antoni Leszcynski in Poland in 1906. His mother was a painter who had graduated from St Petersburg academy. He graduated with degree in Marine Studies from the Polish State Nautical Academy and had a brief stint at... 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

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Aspiring Jamaican film-maker Danielle Mullings will intern for the Creative Minds in Film and Television programme at the Sundance Film Festival 2020, the largest independent film festival in the United States. The...

Creative agency ESIROM has awarded Jamaican film-maker Danielle Russell the Sama-Sama Fellowship for a short residency in Indonesia. ESIROM (Encouraging Social Influence; Redefining Online Marketing) gives the award...

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) are planning a multidimensional mural project to give Downtown Kingston lots of colour.  Titled ‘...

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