Princess Street Gallery Presents:

Amos Ferguson (click image to expand)


Horseback Ride

Forty Days

Bird Dog


Date Tree

Paradise Island

Paradise Island II


Thanksgiving Flowers


Building The Tower

Mother & Twin Babies


Mermaids & Birds

Red Hibiscus

Pineapple Women

Sunday Tree

Long Leg Lizzie

Bogenviwler House

About the Artist

Born in 1920 in Exuma, Amos Ferguson currently lives in Nassau, Bahamas. Ferguson grew up in Exuma where he attended school until the age of 14. He then worked with his father on their farm (his father was also a carpenter and preacher) until he left for Nassau.

Although Ferguson enjoyed drawing in school, it wasn't until he was in his forties that he began to paint. He recognizes his artistic talent as a gift from God and explains, "... To paint, the Lord gives a vision, a sight that you goes by. But you have to see and check that Bible and don't forget God. And the more you keeps up with your Bible, and get the understanding, the better you paint."

One-person Exhibitions: Popularis (Gallery), San Antonio, 1989; Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts, 1988; Amos Ferguson, Alexander Gallery, Atlanta, 1985; Paint by Mr. Amos Ferguson, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1985 (tour).

Collections: Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn, New York; DuSable Museum of African-American History, Inc., Chicago; Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Waterloo Municipal Galleries, Waterloo, Iowa; private collections.

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Harbour Island, Bahamas
Tel: 242 333 2788
Fax: 242 333 2774
Manager Proprietor: Charles Carey
Mailing address: P.O. Box EL 27139
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