The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 8 No. 3 (1989)


Contemporary Art of Trinidad and Tobago
Published in 1989, this 64–page volume of the Hampton University Museum’s The International Review of African American Art is dedicated to the contemporary art of Trinidad and Tobago. Discussed in this issue are the works and careers of several artists who strive to maintain the nation’s pervasive, individual spirit in their art and art practices. Highlighted in this issue are: Ken Morris, whose expressionistic sculptures and vibrant vigorous style have made him an inspirational force in the rise in popularity of metal sculpture; multimedia artist Carlisle Chang, who juggles art and art administration as the President of the Trinidad Art Society; and several other artists, including David Boothman, Valerie Belgrave, Wilcox Morris, Nina Squires, and Holder, Bishnu Ramlagam Sawh. In addition, this issue discusses the significance of African–Caribbean religious beliefs, practices and folklore in the work of poet, painter and philosopher Leroy Clarke, and spotlights Peter Minshall’s fantastical, comical, and macabre costume designs. Also included in this issue is an interview with painter Sundiata Stewart, conducted by IRAAA founder Samella Lewis, Ph.D. A historical overview of Calypso music is also featured. Included in this issue are many color and black & white photographs of artists’ works, and very insightful commentaries by highly respected art reviewers.

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Samella Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Editor
M. J. Hewitt, Ph.D.

Consulting Editor, International Affairs
Jimi Lee

Feature Articles and Contributors:

“Ken Morris”, Samella Lewis, Ph.D.

“David Boothman”

“Calypso—A Historical Overview”, Rocky McCollin & Mervyn Williams

“Carlisle Chang”

“Sundiata Stewart”, Interview by Samella Lewis, Ph.D.

“Valerie Belgrave—Batik Artist”

“Glen Roopchand”

“Donald ‘Jackie’ Hinkson”

“’To See the Light and Touch It’: The Vision of Leroy Clarke”,
Gloria Mark Gordon

“Peter Minshall: Trinidad Carnival and the Carnivalesque”,
Joanne Butcher, Ph.D.

“Wilcox Norris”

“Nina Squires”

“Boscoe Holder”

“Wendy Nanan”

“Hindu Deities/Bishnu Ramlagam Sawh, Sculptor”

“Andrew Beddoe/Poet and Percussionist”

Bibliographic Details

Title:                                      The International Review of African American Art


The International Review of African American Art, Miami, Florida

Publication Date:              1989

Binding:                                Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:                Excellent

Book Type:                          Quarterly Magazine


Made possible, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Oxum International.

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