The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to present the Michael Lester: A Montego Bay Artistexhibition.
The exhibition (24.07.2016 – 18.09.2016) comprises work by the Polish-born artist Michael Lester, who lived and worked in Montego Bay. 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.
>> Michael Lester * 1906 Stryj † 1972 Montego Bay
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 exhibition is the first in an open-ended series of National Gallery West exhibitions that will explore the artistic life in Western Jamaica. (Text: National Gallery West)