Petrine Archer was a leading historian of Jamaican and Caribbean art. She also worked as a curator, writer, university professor and a yoga teacher. She attended the Jamaican School of Art (now the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts) and later received a BA and an M.Phil. from the University of the West Indies. She gained her doctorate from Courtauld Institute, University of London. Born in Birmingham, she was living in Kingston when she died suddenly in 2012.
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