FEATURED ARTIST

recognised as one
of the founding
fathers of the UK
black art scene.

TAM JOSEPH

TAM JOSEPH

FEATURED ARTIST

recognised as
one of the
founding
fathers of the
UK black art
scene.

Tam Joseph is recognised as one of the founding
fathers of Black art scene in the UK
.
A uniquely talented and multidimensional artist he
arrived with his parents from Dominica in 1955 aged
eight, he was brought up in London where his interest
in art and art history was awakened by a voracious
consumption of art reference books at his local
library and later by attending life drawing classes.
He studied at the Central School of Art and and then
at Slade School of Fine Art.
 During the 60’s and 70’s he travelled in Europe and
the Far East and then enrolled at the London College of Printing. While working for the magazine Africa Journal in the1970s he travelled extensively in Africa.
His works include uk school report depicting the
passage of a black youth through the British
education system in three portraits captioned:
'good at sports' 'likes music' and 'needs surveillance'.
 Sprit of carnival 1982 referencing the uneasy
relationship that existed between black communities
and the police in Britain during the early 1980s
particularly at the annual Notting Hill Carnival.
  He likes painters such as Rembrandt, Michelangelo,
Caravaggio, Hokusai, Picasso, Matisse and Soutine
who make difficult techniques look easy. He worked
with Bernard Rhodes on the Black Arabs project and
compassionatly continues to apply his art today,
you should check out his work….
His works include uk school report depicting the
passage of a black youth through the British
education system in three portraits captioned:
'good at sports' 'likes music' and 'needs surveillance'.
 Sprit of carnival 1982 referencing the uneasy
relationship that existed between black communities
and the police in Britain during the early 1980s
particularly at the annual Notting Hill Carnival.
  He likes painters such as Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Hokusai, Picasso, Matisse and Soutine
who make difficult techniques look easy. He worked
with Bernard Rhodes on the Black Arabs project and compassionatly continues to apply his art today,
you should check out his work…
Tam Joseph is recognised as one of the founding
fathers of Black art scene in the UK
.
A uniquely talented and multidimensional artist he
arrived with his parents from Dominica in 1955 aged
eight, he was brought up in London where his interest
in art and art history was awakened by a voracious
consumption of art reference books at his local
library and later by attending life drawing classes.
He studied at the Central School of Art and and then
at Slade School of Fine Art.
During the 60’s and 70’s he travelled in Europe and
the Far East and then enrolled at the London College of Printing. While working for the magazine Africa Journal
in the late 1970s he travelled extensively in Africa.
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