198 Contemporary Arts and Learning is holding an extensive retrospective of this pioneering artist. Born in Jamaica, Errol Lloyd came to Britain in 1963 at the age of twenty. His long and distinguished career spans nearly sixty years and covers varied artforms and disciplines, including sculpture, painting, illustration and book covers. An award-winning author, he has written many books for children and young people. As a campaigner, he has worked to promote black visual arts in Britain throughout his career.
A self-taught artist, Errol credits the sculptor Ronald Moody, the painter Aubrey Williams and other artists of the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM) with giving him support and practical help to fully pursue the life of an artist. His membership of CAM led to a life-long relationship with New Beacon Books and the George Padmore Institute (GPI). Errol’s sculptures include high-profile subjects such as the writer CLR James, Jamaican prime minister Sir Alexander Bustamante, politician Lord Pitt, cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers, poet and activist Linton Kwesi Johnson and the GPI’s co-founder John La Rose.
We are extremely honoured to be able to showcase Errol’s paintings on the GPI’s website. Visit our archive page to view all the images that Errol personally selected to reflect each of the collections. www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org/archive
For a definitive account of the literary and cultural history of the Caribbean Artists Movement, purchase copies of Anne Walmsley’s book The Caribbean Artists Movement 1966-1972 from our online shop here: www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org/discover
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