ken abendana spencer sr.

(Born April 13, 1929 – Died December 28, 2005)

Kenneth Abendana Spencer (born Kenneth Abandamo) (13 April 1929 – 28 December 2005) was a Jamaican artist.

Spencer had talent as a painter of scenes of Jamaican life which, as a boy, he would sell for pocket-money in the capital of Kingston. In the 1950s he traveled to the UK but did not take the opportunity to attend Art School. Instead, he continued to sell his works, eventually buying a car, which became both his gallery and means of transport. He became an habitué and favourite of the basement clubs and jazz bars of Soho. 

His artistic education, such as it was, consisted of frequent visits to museums and art galleries where he picked up his technique. On returning to Jamaica in the 1970s, he started building a large house in Fisherman's Park, Long Bay, Portland. Six stories high with circular staircases and a vast studio, it was half castle and half temple, surrounded by a high wall. Here he settled with his common-law wife and two sons. It remains a tourist attraction. From there he continued to paint figurative canvasses - seascapes, landscapes, vignettes of Jamaican life and, from the 1970s, individual character sketches. He died on 28 December 2005, aged 76.

101259

101259

Watercolour on Paper 2005 11.5 x 17.75 inches REF#101259

300057

300057

watercolour on Paper 20 x 26 inches REF#300057

300063

300063

Mixed Media 1982 26 x 20 inches

300056

300056

watercolour on Paper 20 x 28 inches REF#300056

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300054

watercolour on Paper 20 x 26 inches REF#300054

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1986 Acrylic on Canvas 15.5 x 10 inches REF101490

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Bruckings

Bruckings

Acrylic on Canvas 38 in x 26 in REF#103425

Memories

Memories

Acrylic on Canvas 38 in x 26 in REF#101436

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

2000 Acrylic on Canvas 28 in x 20 in REF#102085

Market Peop;e

Market Peop;e

2004 Acrylic on Canvas REF#101231

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Acrylic on Canvas 28.75 in x 28 in REF#101229

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Sunset

Sunset

Acrylic on Canvas 29 in x 23 in REF#101007

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Untitled

Acrylic on Canvas 21.5 x 28.5 REF#101227

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Ducks

Ducks

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Sails at Sea

Sails at Sea

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