The iconic artist Benjamin Nicholas passes
Friday, April 13, 2012, 22:30
April 11 2012
The People’s United Party extends its condolences to the family and friends of the great Belizean visual artist Benjamin Nicholas. Mr. Nicholas has been a beacon of creativity and vision for our vibrant Garifuna, culture creating many paintings and sculptures for over four decades. His works are part of our cultural fabric and Belizean identity.
Since the early 1970s right through to Independence and to the time of his death Mr. Nicholas remained a dedicated and committed artist. His art hangs on the walls of ordinary folks across the globe, in our national collection and has been presented as official gifts to countless heads of state and governments.
The life and work of Benjamin Nicholas has influenced several generations of Belizeans. The great body of work he has left behind is a legacy that we must cherish in years to come. His work ethic and artistic longevity is an inspiration to the entire nation.
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