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Colin Garland

 (1935 - 2007)
Colin Garland was active/lived in Jamaica, Australia.  Colin Garland is known for abstract figural, magic realism, surrealism.

Biography   Colin Garland


Australian by birth and trained in Sydney and London, Garland came to Jamaica in 1962 and adopted the newly independent nation as his home. His commitment was immediately reflected in his art that became Jamaican in content. Inspired by both Haitian and Jamaican self-taught painters such as John Dunkley, but underpinned by a taste for the fantastic, in the works of artists such as Botticelli, Bosch, Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Richard Dadd, he brought a wry, intellectual humour to his depictions of life in the Caribbean.

Garland also showed mastery over his media. His willingness to experiment with new formats, to apply collage* and montage* techniques as well as create assemblages* established him as one of Jamaica's important modern ar   ...  Displaying 750 of 3484 characters.

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