Diaspora-Artists logo

Alvin Marriott

Born, 1902 - 1906 (probably 1904) in St. Andrew, Jamaica. Died, 1992

Some sources give Alvin Marriott’s year of birth as 1902. Other cite 1904.

The following biographical entry on Marriott appeared in the catalogue Ten Jamaican Sculptors, Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery London, September 4 - 28 1975: “Born in St. Andrew, Jamaica 1904. Started to carve at age nine. Granted a British Council Scholarship and studied at Camberwell School of Art, London. In 1950 was selected, along with thirty European craftsmen to do reconstruction work on the House of Commons, London. Has exhibited widely in Europe, the United States and Jamaica. Gold Musgrave medal, 1970. Major commissions: “Olympic Runner”, the National Stadium, Kingston; statues of Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Bustamante and Rt. Hon. Norman Manley at Parade, Down-Town Kingston. Is represented in many private collections in Europe, the United States and Jamaica, and in the National Gallery of Jamaica. Lives and works in London.”

Related items

click to show details of Jamaican Art Since the Thirties

»  Jamaican Art Since the Thirties

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1969

click to show details of Ten Jamaican Sculptors catalogue

»  Ten Jamaican Sculptors catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1975

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Commonwealth Institute

London, United Kingdom

»  Spelman College

Atlanta, United States of America