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Following Up: Who was that painter?

Who painted the landscape of the mountains behind what’s now the UWI Mona campus that we recently received as a donation? We knew he was said to be a World War 2 internee at Gibraltar Camp near Kingston, Jamaica. The signature on the painting looked like ‘V.A.Cattaneo’ – but if so, who was he?

A Week of Gifts!

It was a great week for gifts to the UWI Museum. Small gifts in some ways, but big in thoughtfulness and trust and content.

SLIDESHOW: DIVERSITY OF ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia. A Celebration of Diversity is the exhibition on at the UWI Museum this month. It’s accompanied by a 2012 documentary titled Rastas’ Journey ‘Home’ and the photographer and filmmaker Maria Stratford is in house for the journey also.

Meeting up with John Dunkley @MAC in Miami

John Dunkley is one of the iconic Jamaican artists from the 1930s and 40s – considered by many as a father of Jamaican art. An intuitive or self-taught artist whose work included painting and sculpture, he was born in Savanna-la-mar, south-west Jamaica; travelled and worked in Central America before returning to settle in Kingston, the Jamaican capital, working as a barber as well as an artist. He died in 1947, in his mid-50s.

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