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date: 26 May 2020

Brown, Everaldlocked

(b St. Ann, 1917; d 2003).
  • Veerle Poupeye

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(b St. Ann, 1917; d 2003).

Jamaican painter and sculptor. A self-taught mystic and visionary, unknown until the late 1960s, he drew his artistic inspiration from a very personal interpretation of two Afro-Christian Jamaican cults, Rastafarianism, and Revivalism. His imagery developed through meditation and techniques similar to the automatism of the Surrealists. The curious limestone formations found in Jamaica frequently served as a source of inspiration, as in Bush Have Ears (1976; Kingston, N.G.). He also made ritual objects, such as carved wooden staffs and decorated musical instruments. During the 1970s he worked in close collaboration with his son Clinton Brown (b 1954), who also received substantial critical acclaim.

Poupeye-Rammelaere, V. “The Rainbow Valley: The Life and Work of Brother Everald Brown.” Jamaica Journal 21, no. 2 (May–June 1988): 2–14.Mosquera, G. “Everald Brown.” In Ante América, 25–30. Bogotá, Banco de la República, 1992. Exhibition catalog.Poupeye, V. Caribbean Art. London, 1998.Poupeye, Veerle...

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