Born in Manchester, Jamaica
Died in Kingston, Jamaica
Milton George was a self-taught Jamaican artist who started exhibiting in the seventies. However, it was during the eighties that he received recognition and his work became prominent in Jamaica. This was a politically turbulent decade in his country, and George recorded many events in his pieces, sometimes in a prophetic way, such as the decline of the then Primer Minister Michael Manley.
Although his work is not political in a strict sense, throughout his life he continued using symbols such as the Jamaican flag in a social context and referred to socio-political events.
He was essentially a commentator of life in his country and the narrative behind his pieces is connected to daily life situations, which included political affairs which affected his country.
His paintings are visceral, technically in the way he applied the paint to the surface and thematically because of the way he approached his subjects.
Landscape Hellshire | Milton George