Barrington Watson

  • Barrington  Watson
© Barrington Watson
Painter, Sculptor / carver
Column : Fine arts


Born in 1931 in Lucea, Barrington Watson made his original mark in Jamaica as a football player for Kingston College. However, he ultimately followed his artistic yearnings by enrolling at the Royal College of Art in London. He travelled widely and then returned to Jamaica in the early 1960s. In 1967 he won a prize at the first Spanish Biennal at Barcelona.



Barrington Watson has exhibited throughout Jamaica and internationally and currently lives in Jamaica. He is the father of sculptors Basil Watson and Raymond Watson.
 



Awards


1957 - British Council Scholarship

1958-9 - Jamaican Government Scholarship

1960 - German Government Scholarship

1960 - Dutch Government Scholarship

1961 - Jamaican Government Travel Scholarship

1967 - Special Award, Spanish Bienalle - First Barcelona International Exhibition

1971 - Fulbright Professorship, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

1974 - Gold Medal, Jamaica Festival

1980 - Centenary Medal, Institute of Jamaica

1984 - Commander of the Order of Distinction, C.D.

1984 - Prime Minister of Jamaica's Award for Excellence

1999 - Barrington Watson Day in Atlanta, GA (11 February)

2000 - Gold Musgrave Award

2001 - Citation, University of Technology, Jamaica


 

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