Amos Ferguson

Born 1928, in Exuma and educated at Roker’s Point School in Exuma. Ferguson became a house painter in Nassau and began fine art painting after receiving ‘divine instruction’. He is completely self-taught and has become the country’s best known intuitive artist. His distinctive signature “paint by Amos Ferguson” was also the title of a successful one-man exhibition held in 1985 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticutt. The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas recently received over twenty of his works, formerly exhibited at the Pompey Museum for the National Collection. Ferguson died at the age of 89 in 2009.