PUP Press Release: Passing of Belizean Artist Benjamin Nicholas

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PUP Press Release: Passing of Belizean Artist Benjamin Nicholas

  1. 1. People’s United Party Secretariat PRESS RELEASE11 April 2012 The iconic artist Benjamin Nicholas passesThe People’s United Party extends its condolences to the family and friends of thegreat Belizean visual artist Benjamin Nicholas. Mr. Nicholas has been a beacon ofcreativity and vision for our vibrant Garifuna, culture creating many paintings andsculptures for over four decades. His works are part of our cultural fabric andBelizean identity.Since the early 1970s right through to Independence and to the time of his deathMr. Nicholas remained a dedicated and committed artist. His art hangs on the wallsof ordinary folks across the globe, in our national collection and has been presentedas official gifts to countless heads of state and governments.The life and work of Benjamin Nicholas has influenced several generations ofBelizeans. The great body of work he has left behind is a legacy that we mustcherish in years to come. His work ethic and artistic longevity is an inspiration tothe entire nation. # Ends # Serve the People! #3 Queen Street, Belize City Telephone: 674-9958 Facsimile: 223-3476 Email: pupsecretariat@yahoo.com

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