Tribute to Guy McIntosh

Barrington Watson - Portrait of Guy McIntosh (1977), Collection: The McIntosh Family

The National Gallery of Jamaica deeply regrets the passing of the art collector and dealer Guy McIntosh on Monday morning, August 8.

Guy McIntosh’s involvement in the Jamaican art world dated from the 1960s, when he started framing art for local collectors and when he also started collecting. He set up a framing workshop at the Contemporary Art Gallery, the gallery of the Contemporary Jamaican Artists Association, and in 1973 became the owner and operator of the Frame Centre Gallery on Tangerine Place, one of the leading art galleries and custom framing establishments in Jamaica. In the 1980s especially, the Frame Centre Gallery played an influential role in the development of Jamaican art and many of the leading artists of the day, such as Edna Manley, Kapo, Milton George, David Boxer and Norma Rodney Harrack all exhibited there. Continue reading