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Edna Manley
Dates: British, 1900 - 1987
Biographical Account:

Edna Manley was born in Yorkshire in 1900. She studied at St Martin's School of Art. And later moved to Jamaica where she pursued her career as a sculptor. Working mainly in native wood, Manley created images that reflected Jamaica's struggle for nationhood.

 

She played an active role in the cultural development of the arts in Jamaica and was a founder member of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

 

Manley produced an enormous body of work, and continued to work right up until her death in 1987.

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