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Stanley Greaves

Born, 1934 in Guyana

Stanley Greaves’s work, Caribbean Man No 2, 1983, was reproduced and discussed in Art in the Caribbean: an introduction, a publication for which Greaves - working with Anne Walmsley and in collaboration with Christopher Cozier - was responsible. The book was published by New Beacon Books, 2011. The Biographies secton of Art in the Caribbean: an introduction, described Greaves as follows: “a Guyanese-born artist, art teacher and poet. He studied painting, sculpture and printmaking a the Working People’s Art Class in Georgetown, then for a BA in art and a Diploma in Art Education at the University of Newcastle on Tyne, UK, and later for an MA at Howard University, USA, specializing in sculpture. His work in art education has covered a wide span: in Guyana, from teaching in primary and secondary schools to tutoring at the Burrowes School of Art and heading the division of Creative Arts at the University of Guyana; in Barbados, from tutoring at the Barbados Community College to servinbg as an Honorary Distinguished Fellow in the Faculty of Hiumanities, University of the West Indioes, Cave Hill. From 1978-89 he was a member of the committee charged by the Caribbean Examinations Council to design its Art and Craft syllabus and to supervise its art examinations. Greaves’s paintings have been exhibited in the Caribbean, South America, the USA and the UK. He has published commentaries on art and two collections of poems: Horizons (2002) and Poems Man (2009).”

The Thames & Hudson book, Caribbean Art featured on its cover a work by Stanley Greaves.

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