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Jamaican art

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Jamaican art

  1. 1. Jamaican Visual Arts Movement Mr Palmer Grade 9 Visual Arts
  2. 2. The history of Jamaican art  The history of Jamaican art has been one of unfolding vitality through the century to its present strength, versatility and power, offering a fascinating chronicle of nation building and a creative coming of age. Art in Jamaica is alive and well and available both in Galleries and on the highways and byways, you only have to look for it. (The Frame Centre Gallery)
  4. 4. Intuitive Art  maintains stronger links with African forms of expression, is predominantly closed to any external influences and is characterised by the essentially self-taught artist.  Birth “Ras Dizzy” Livingstone  Mallica “Kapo” Reynold  Alvin Marriott
  5. 5. Edna Manley  born in Yorkshire, England in 1900 to a Jamaican mother and an English father and died February 2, 1987.  She studied at various art schools in England including St, Michael's School of Art, London and privately with Maurice Harding, the animal sculptor.  She married Norman Manley in 1921 and in 1922 moved to Jamaica with him  Art in Jamaica did not interested Edna, sculpture was almost non-existent and painting was limited to a conservative watercolour landscape tradition, practiced essentially by amateurs
  6. 6.  Mrs. Manley has played a major pioneering role in the history of 20th century Jamaican art. Her works are in private collections, galleries and public buildings worldwide.  Edna was co-founder of the Jamaica School of Art in 1950.  In 1974 she stopped carving in wood with 'Journey' and all her subsequent works were carved in clay and cast.  Later in 1977 she received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of West Indies , Kingston .  In 1980 at the National Gallery Retrospective Exhibition "Edna Manley the Seventies", she was awarded the Order of Merit.
  7. 7. RAYMOND WATSON  Born in London in 1954  He was schooled at Kingston College, Jamaica 1966- 1972 and attended the Jamaica School of Art from 1977-1981, graduating with a Diploma in Sculpture.  He has lived and worked in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and London, and has exhibited in the Caribbean, The United States, South America and England  He found ‘brothers in art’ in the Aboriginal community, Australia and created site specific installation in Valencia, Spain and has worked in schools and community centers across the Basque Country with the International Gathering of Artists for Peace
  8. 8. Alexander Cooper  born in Enfield (St. Mary) Kingston, Jamaica (West Indies) in 1934.  His interest and love for painting began through watching his friends Ralph Campbell and Osmond Watson, two of Jamaica’s most outstanding artists, at work.  student of the Jamaica School of the Arts, graduated in 1959. Also studded at New York School of Visual Arts  attended the Art Student League and won first prize in 1962 and in 1964 of in the Jamaica National Fine Arts Competition.  Alexander was the first Jamaican artist to be invited to hold an art show at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C.
  9. 9. Kapo (Mallica Reynolds)  born on February 10, 1911 in the district of Byndloss, St. Catherine  was a self-taught artist more popularly known for his painting but he was also a sculptor  along with the late Sidney McLaren and Brother Everald Brown, Kapo group intuitive artists tried to capture on canvas or in wood, the spirit or living forces behind objects and situations.  He has held exhibitions in New York in 1953, 1969 and 1982; Los Angeles 1964 and 1968; and in Washington D.C. in 1972  He was the recipient of many awards in Jamaica. These are as follows:  •1966 - Gold Medal from Emperor Haile Selassie during his visit to Jamaica that year;  •1969 - Silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica  •1977 - Awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica  •1985 - The Norman Manley Award for Excellence in the Fine Arts  •1986 - Gold Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica
  10. 10. BIRTH “RAS DIZZY” LIVINGSTONE  Ras Dizzy was born in 1932 as Birth Livingstone  Dizzy first came to public attention in the 1960s as a Rastafarian poet/philosopher  His inclusion in the National Gallery of Jamaica’s seminal The Intuitive Eye exhibition in 1979, established him as a major Intuitive
  11. 11. Assignment  Students are to choose one intuitive Jamaican artist or one schooled artist and do a Three page report on the artist.  Early life  Influence and style of the artist work  At least one piece of the artist work (students are to critique the piece)