Jamaican Artist Michael Escoffery to Exhibit at JONY

July 21, 2014 - 8:54am
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The ARG is thrilled to welcome renowned artist Michael Escoffery to a special exhibition at JONY. Born in Jamaica, Michael Escoffery had the good fortune to be the son of intellectuals whose interest in his future made it possible for him to pursue his proclivities. His parents were students of the celebrated artist Edna Manley, wife of a national hero and mother of a Jamaican Prime Minister. Escoffery considers himself an expatriate still intangibly connected to his birth land. Educated and trained in the unique matrix of African and European cultures that make up the Caribbean Islands, Escoffery’s mission is to create a symbiosis of this cultural heritage and the late 20th century art, as did Wilfred Lam in the mid-20th century. 

“Escoffery, The Exhibits for Jamaica,”: A series of exhibitions showcasing paintings, drawings, and sculptures in honor of Jamaica’s 50th Independence Celebration. The work was exhibited in New York, Washington, D.C., Toronto, London and Geneva.

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