A partial list of Jamaican or Jamaica-related Artists of interest to us, mostly, but not all, working prior to 1960:

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Esther Anderson (b. 1946), Jamaican actress and photographer

Edward H. Arden, R.N. (1843-1879), British, active in the Caribbean ca. 1874-1878, including Antiqua, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, and Trinidad

Albert Artwell (b. 1942), Jamaican (bio here) 

Albert Ernest Backus a.k.a. Beanie Backus (1906-1990), American artist who worked in The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and had a second home in Jamaica

James Richmond Barthé (1901-1989), American, moved to Jamaica in 1947, then was active in Haiti

Joseph Bartholomew (1808-1889), British, active in Jamaica 1835-1843

Louis Belanger (1736-1816), French, active in Jamaica ca. 1790s

Isaac Mendez Belisario (1795-1849), Jamaican, active in Jamaica ca. early 1930s-1947

Harry Benson (b. 1929) Scottish, active in the Carribean ca. mid-1960s, including Jamaica and the Dominican Republic

William Berryman (birth/death dates unknown), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1808-1816

(Brother) Everald Brown (1917-2003), Jamaican painter and instrument-maker

Agostino Brunias (ca.1730-1796), Italian, active in the Caribbean ca. 1864-1896, including Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, and Tobago

Inger Maria Burton (1828-1897), nationality unknown, active in Jamaica ca. early 1860s

Thomas Buttersworth (1768-1828), British, active in Jamaica (dates uncertain)

 

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William Carpenter (1818-1899), British, active in Barbados ca. late 1850s; active in Jamaica ca. early 1860s

William Chamberlayne (1821-1910), British, active in Barbados and Jamaica ca. 1860s

Frederic Edwin Church (19th-century), American, active in Jamaica in 1865

William Clark (1803-1883), British, active in Antiqua and Jamaica ca. 1820s

Francesco Clemente (b. 1952), Italian, active in Jamaica ca. 1990s

Sir John Corbett (1822-1893), British, active in Bermuda 1854-1855; active in the Caribbean ca. 1854-1855, including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Turks and Caicos.

Eldzier Cortor (1916-2015), American, active in Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba 1949-1951

Sir Noel Coward (1899-1973), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1950s-1973; possibly active in Bermuda ca. 1950s (Bio here)

Thomas Craskell (active 1748-1758), British, worked in Jamaica

 

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Leonard Daley (ca.1930 - ca. 2006), Jamaican

William Dennis (birth/death dates unknown), British, active in Jamaica ca. early 1800s

Ras Dizzy (1932-2008), Jamaican Rastafarian poet/philosopher, painter

John Dunkley (1891-1947), Jamaican painter and carver, active mid-1930s-1947

Adolphe Duperly (1801-1865), French, active in Jamaica ca. 1830s-1840s

 

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William Elliott (died 1792), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1780s

English School” Style of Painting (19th century), active in the Caribbean throughout the 19th century, with a particular emphasis on Jamaica

Gloria Escoffery OD (1923-2002), Jamaican painter, poet and art critic

 

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Colonel Lionel Grimston Fawkes (1849-1931), British, active in the Caribbean 1880s, including Barbados (1880), Jamaica (1880, 1883), Haiti (1882), Trinidad (1883), and St. Vincent and Dominica (dates uncertain)

Archibald Stevenson Forrest (1869-1963), British, active in the Caribbean ca. early 1900s, including Dominica, Jamaica, and St. Lucia

Wilfred "Jabba" Francis (1924-2013)

Toni Frissell (1907-1988), American, active in Bermuda and Jamaica ca. 1946-1948

John Athill Frith (1835 - 1907), Bermudian photographer, active in Jamaica (Bio here)

 

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Albert Goodwin (1845-1932), British, active in the Caribbean ca. 1920s, including Grenada and Jamaica

Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene, R.A. (1826-1892), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1850

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Albert Huie (1920–2010), Jamaican (Bio here)

Elmer Hader (1889-1973), American, traveled sporadically throughout the Caribbean (including Jamaica and Haiti), early 1940s-late 1950s

James Hakewell (1778-1843), British, active in Jamaica ca. early 1820s

Koren Der Harootian (1909-1992), Armenian/American, in Jamaica 1929-1944

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Augustus John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961), Welsh, active in Jamaica ca. 1936-1937

Allan “Zion”(Isaac) Johnson (1930-2001), Jamaican

Byron Johnson (20th Century), Jamaican

 

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John Bartholomew Kidd, R.S.A. (1808-1889), Scottish, active in Jamaica 1835-1843

Joseph Kirkpatrick (1872-1930), British, active in Jamaica ca. early 1900s

Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948), American, active in Haiti and Jamaica (dates uncertain)

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Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), American, in Jamaica Ca. 1964

Michael Leszcynski a.k.a. Michael Lester (1906-1972), Polish/Jamaican

John Lynn (birth/death dates unknown), British, active in Jamaica ca. late 1820s-early 1830s

 

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Dodge MacKnight (1860–1950), American, in Jamaica circa 1906 (Bio here)

Edna Manley (1900-1987), English, active in Jamaica since her arrival in the early 1920’s

Florence Helena McGillivray (1864-1938), A prolific sketcher and painter, McGillivray, in addition to Jamaica, traveled widely including to the Bahamas, Bermuda and Trinidad

Fritz Sigfried Georg Melbye  (1826-1869), Danish, active in the Caribbean 1840s-1860s, including St. Thomas (1849), St. Croix (1852), Cuba (ca. 1864), the Dominican Republic (ca. 1864), and Jamaica (1865)

John Minton (1917-1957), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1950

Ronald Moody (1900-1984), Jamaican-born sculpture artist

James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), Canadian, active in Cuba, Jamaica, and Trinidad

 

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David Nivin (1910-1983), British, active in Jamaica ca.1955

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Captain Richard Aldworth Oliver, R.N. (1811-1889), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1850s

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Karl Parboosingh (1923-1975), Jamaican

David "Jack" Pottinger (1911-2004), self-taught Jamaican artist

Dod Proctor (1890-1972), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1950s

 

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Roy Reid (1937-2009), Jamaican Intuitive artist

Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds (1911 - 1989), Jamaican painter and carver

Horace Wolcott Robbins (1842-1904), American, in Jamaica 1865

George Robertson (1724-1788), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1770s

 

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Karl Shrag (1912-1995) German/American, active in Jamaica (dates uncertain)

Francis Skelly (birth/death dates unknown), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1783

John Smart (ca. 1740-1811), British, active in Jamaica (dates uncertain)

Kenneth Abendana Spencer (1929-2005), Jamaican

Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948), Japanese, active in Jamaica ca. 1980

 

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Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929), British, active in Jamaica ca. early 1920s

Gaspard Le Marchant Tupper, R.A. (1826-1906), British, active in Bermuda ca. 1856-1858; active in the Caribbean ca. 1856-1858, including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico

Walter Frederick Roofe Tyndale(1855-1943), British, active in Jamaica (dates uncertain)

 

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Basil Barrington Watson (1931-2016), Jamaican artist who painted portraits of many notable figures

Osmond Watson (1934-2005), Jamaican

Edwin (E.) Ambrose Webster (1869-1935), American, active in Jamaica (Bio here)

William Westall (1781-1850), British, active in Jamaica and St. Vincent ca early 1800s

Thomas Whitcombe (ca. 1763-ca. 1824), British, active in the Caribbean (dates uncertain), including Cuba and Jamaica

John Whorf (1903-1959), American, active in Barbados and Jamaica (dates uncertain)

Philip Wickstead (1763-1786), British, active in Jamaica

Leslie Arthur Wilcox (1904-1982), British, active in Jamaica ca. 1950s

Albert Salisbury Wood (birth/death dates unknown), British, active in Jamaica ca. early 1900s

 

 

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