A to Z of Caribbean Art

Publication date: April 2018
Publisher: Robert & Christopher Publishers
Edited by: Melanie Archer and Mariel Brown with contributing editors by country
Featuring the work of 200 Caribbean artists
Specs: 7.5 x 10” (portrait), 416 pages, flexibound, full colour throughout
Print run: 1,250 (approx)


To date, no publication has presented a comprehensive, visual overview of the development of Caribbean art, from the beginning of the 20th century, to present-day. The A to Z of Caribbean Art serves to fill this gap by acting as a resource of information on the greatest artists of our region. With artists listed alphabetically, instead of being grouped by traditional methods, this book will move seamlessly through artists and sequentially mix genres including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance.

A to Z of Caribbean Art will take the format of a short introduction by the editors, followed by the works. Each artist will be represented by a spread – two facing pages – that will show a definitive work. In addition to this image, there will also be biographical details on each artist: year of birth, year of death (if applicable), country of birth and residence, a 300-word statement about their oeuvre, and the name of the work that represents them, along with dimensions, medium and genres.

The artists selected will come from the English-, Dutch-, French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and will be chosen based on a number of factors, including critical discourse around their work, inclusion in a significant publication, work written about in regional or international trade magazine, and participation in a curated exhibition at a major institution, or at a regional or international biennial.

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