Top prominent visual artists of Jamaica @ 2014

Edna Manley – was considered the mother of Jamaican art for having started official art classes among natives.The Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts were named after her to honor the contribution she made to the emergence and development of art in Jamaica. One of her more popular works is “Negro Aroused’
Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, described as the first Jamaican to paint by divine inspiration. His first important work is his 1947 “The Black Christ”
Barrington Watson introduced canons of scale, composition and draftsmanship.
Karl Parboosingh – an expressionist painting with Rastafarian colours and ribald drama.
Eugene Hyde – did paintings of displaced, dismembered and deranged persons who roamed the streets.
Cecil Baugh – explored native clay and formulated his own glazes in the art of creative ceramists.
Albert Huie – Considered one of Jamaica’s foremost landscape painter.
Carl Abrahams – create ironic send-ups of great religious themes
Bryan McFarlane – painter and university professor of fine art prominent in the USA
Christopher Gonzalez – sculptor of the overly debated 1983 Bob Marley Monument
Lara Facey Cooper – did bronze sculptor of “Redemption Song” located in New Kingston Emancipation Park as well as the naked “Crucifix” in the St Andrew Parish Church, Half Way Tree

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