Susan Alexander

individual
Nationality:
Jamaican
Artist Biography:
American-born Susan Alexander studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, at the Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and also at l'École des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1951 she became a citizen of Jamaica, the land and lives from which she draws much of her artistic inspiration, often depicting places, people and scenes from every day life. She taught art for ten years in Jamaica's maximum security prisons, winning the Marcus Garvey award in 1978 for initiating, executing and promoting art education.