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Isaiah James Boodhoo

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Name  Isaiah Boodhoo
Education  University of Brighton
Books  Between Two Seasons




Born  1932 (age 71-72)

Died   February 2, 2004 (aged 71-72), Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

Isaiah James Boodhoo (1932 – 2 February 2004) was a Trinidadian painter.

Isaiah James Boodhoo 101 Art Gallery 2012 Precious Paintings page 1

Biography

Isaiah James Boodhoo Isaiah James Boodhoo Poet of the Plains Caribbean Beat Magazine

Born in the northeastern town of Sangre Grande in Trinidad, Boodhoo received a governmental scholarship in 1958 which allowed him to study art at England's Brighton College of Art; there, he studied disciplined, formal techniques. By his return home in 1964, his style was non-objective, typical of the period. In 1968 he again received the opportunity to study abroad, this time at Central Washington University and Indiana University. Here he was introduced to Abstract Expressionism. He also encountered disillusionment with the Vietnam War, which was to inform his later work.

Isaiah James Boodhoo Isaiah James Boodhoo Poet of the Plains Caribbean Beat Magazine

Upon his return to Trinidad, Boodhoo developed the idea of using his art for social and political commentary; his first exhibition, at the National Gallery in Port of Spain in 1970, was strongly influenced by local turmoil, and he was deeply critical of prime minister Eric Williams in some of his work. Boodhoo exhibited only twice more, once taking themes from the poetry of Derek Walcott, until his "Caroni" series of 1992.

Isaiah James Boodhoo Isaiah James Boodhoo Poet of the Plains Caribbean Beat Magazine

Boodhoo's late paintings, in a more lyrically abstract vein, were inspired by the sugar industry of Caroni Ltd., and he used its sugarcane fields and cutters as the basis for the so-called "Caroni" series. His last works took as their subject the symbols of Hinduism.

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Boodhoo was a member of the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago. He died in 2004.

References

Isaiah James Boodhoo Wikipedia