This mini print has been exclusively produced for the Whitworth to accompany the new exhibition Althea McNish: Colour is Mine, a touring exhibition from the William Morris Gallery.
Sybil Atteck (1911-1975) was a pioneering artist from Trinidad and Tobago who made a profound contribution to the development of Caribbean art. She founded the Trinidad Art Society in 1943 and taught, inspired, and influenced many of the best local artists, including Althea McNish, during the period from the 1950’s to 1975. Sybil painted the artwork titled “Head Althea” in 1969 in preparation for her solo exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Althea McNish was an active member of the Trinidad Art Society between 1944 and 1951. Sybil painted Althea’s portrait several times.
This mini print is printed onto quality paper stocks by King&Mcgaw, who are leading experts in fine art print publishing based in Sussex. Print measures 11 x 14 inches.
Head of Althea, 1969 [O.2022.2]. Sybil Atteck. Acrylic on board. © Sybil Atteck’s Estate, care of Keith Atteck. Limited image © Whitworth, The University of Manchester. Photography by Michael Pollard.