Michael Lester: A Montego Bay Artist Opens on July 24

National Gallery West

Michael Lester Invitation 3.5x8-01
The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to present the Michael Lester: A Montego Bay Artist exhibition, which will open at National Gallery West at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre on Sunday, July 24.
The exhibition comprises work by the Polish-born artist Michael Lester, who lived and worked in Montego Bay from 1953 until his death in 1972. He made the city, its people and its environs his main subject, in lyrical expressionist paintings that celebrated the beauty and unique character of Jamaica. Lester, whose birth name was Leszczynski, was a popular figure in the Montego Bay community and along with his wife Peggy ran the Lester Gallery, one of the first art galleries in the city. His work was supported by local art lovers and tourist visitors alike and is represented in many private, corporate and public collections, including the collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica. The…

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The 2009 NGJ Christmas Cards Have Arrived!

Our new Christmas cards are now in stock in our gift shop, along with a wide selection of other note-cards. The new cards feature works by Carl Abrahams, Osmond Watson and Michael Lester. Individual cards cost Ja$ 100 retail and Ja$ 80 wholesale (10 or more). Packs of four retail at Ja$ 300 and wholesale at $ 250. Our gift shop is also freshly stocked with original Jamaican art and craft , art reproductions,  books on art and related subjects, and other gifts. Profits from gift shop sales provide much-needed support for the programmes and art acquisitions of the NGJ.

For more information, call Tiffany Martin at 922-1561/-3 or 618-0654/-5 or e-mail natgalja@cwjamaica.com.