Roy Reid, Outsider Artist from Jamaica

by Laurie Ahner

After dropping out of school at the age of 11, Roy Reid (Jamaica, 1937-2009) remained illiterate until his thirties. Spiritual by nature, he then taught himself to read by using the Bible. Today he is regarded as one of the most important outsider artists in his native Jamaica. His use of strong colors often carries symbolic meanings.
Roy Reid, Nurse

Nurse by Roy Reid. Oil on canvas, 30 x 26 inches, $3,850.


Roy Reid, Wonder.

Wonder by Roy Reid. Oil on canvas, 32 x 24 inches (framed), $3,850.

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