OAaSIS International Foundation headquarted in Jamaica, welcomed the arrival of its patron ‘W Henry Eccleston’, from New York. Eccleston arrived on Friday, June 17, 2011-departed June 25, 2011.
As a visual artist hailing from Trench Town during the Bob Marley era, Eccleston’s recently completed his book ‘The Trench Town Tenemant Yard’.
TOP ACHIEVEMENTS of SIR W HENRY ECCLESTON, a Jamaican include:
(ART CAREER ACTIVE 1960 – present)
The following list of W Henry Eccleston’s achievements is not exhausted and on occasion is being updated. His non-artistic involvements such as being Sunday School teacher in Boys Town are not listed here.
1960: Started painting and drawing at Boys Town YMCA club house where he often lymed and developed as an artist and individual
1964 – 1967: Attended the Trench Town Comprehensive High School excelling in the visual art.
1967: Granted a Father Hugh Sherlock tuition scholarship to attend Jamaica School of Art while at Boys Town YMCA in Trench Town. Jamaica School of Art is now Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts)
1967 -1971: Winner of a full scholarship from Gerry Dunlop and Associates to attend Jamaica School of Art (now Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts)
1967 -1971: Attended St. Georges College while at Jamaica School of Art (now Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts)
1967-1973: Art tutor in Boys Town
1968-1973: Member- of the Board of Governors in Boys Town ( in Trench Town)
1971: Graduated from the Jamaica School of Art (now Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts).
1971: Art Director at Textile of Jamaica.