Lloyd van Pitterson

Jamaican (1926–1997)

About the artist:

Lloyd van Pitterson was born in Jamaica West Indies. After working in the rum industry for twenty-two years, and practicing art as a Sunday painter, he finally devoted himself, in 1965, to a full time artistic pursuit. He studied art with Edna Manley, the leading West Indian sculptress, and was a student of Joe Locke, an English Impressionistic painter.Van-Pitterson studied printmaking (the lithographic portion) in several areas of the U.S.A. and serigraphy with Jules Andres of Futura Screens in New Jersey. Van-Pitterson taught art at Central Branch School in Jamaica, and created murals for Holiday Inn and the Olympia Hotel, Jamaica. He directed his own art gallery in Jamaica The Art Scene) before moving to the United States to live.His style is flexible, and ranges from sunny post-Impressionistic studies of balconies or windows opening onto the sea, to market scenes bustling with tropical activity, to landscapes and bold non-objective collages. All of his works share a bold approach to composition and sensitivity to color.Van-Pitterson has had 33 one man shows in Jamaica, Trinidad, West Germany, Canada and the United States, and has had numerous group shows around the world. Awards Two Meritorious Awards, Festival Finals, Jamaica, W.I. Best Painting, 1962 Independence Exhibition Hills Gallery Honored by Jamaican Government Collections Nelson Rockefeller, New York City National Gallery, Jamaica, W.I. Olympia Hotel, Jamaica, W.l. Citizens Bank, Jamaica, W.l. Air Jamaica, Jamaica, W.l. Jamaican Embassies-London, Eth lola, West Germany Peter Finch Victor Moore, Canadian Ambassador Bernie Swartz, Doubleday Inc., New York Elizabeth Taylor

Lloyd van Pitterson

Jamaican (1926–1997)

(2 works)

About the artist:

Lloyd van Pitterson was born in Jamaica West Indies. After working in the rum industry for twenty-two years, and practicing art as a Sunday painter, he finally devoted himself, in 1965, to a full time artistic pursuit. He studied art with Edna

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