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Jackie grew up in the town of Port of Spain, Trinidad, living with his family in a gabled wooden colonial house with the characteristic roof, portico, wooden jalousies and decorative fretwork, so representative of dwellings built at the turn of the century.
Because his father was a Travelling Officer with the colonial government, Hinkson enjoyed extensive exposure to Trinidad’s rural and coastal landscape and architecture, particularly plantation architecture.
A significant body of Hinkson’s work in conte crayons was produced during 1982-1985 when he was commissioned by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to produce One Hundred pieces of work showing the “disappearing architecture” of the country. Some of these works are in the collection of the National Museum and Art Gallery, Port of Spain.In 2002 the Unit Trust Corporation sponsored a retrospective of Hinkson’s work covering some 40 years. It included exhibitions of drawings and sculpture, watercolours, oils and murals (including the Life of Christ series). This retrospective was the impetus for a book published in December 2003 on Hinkson’s drawings, “Drawing for Days” 40 years of Drawings by Jackie Hinkson.
Hinkson continues to draw extensively and to paint plein-air watercolours and oils. He has begun a new series of figurative wood sculptures and is currently working on a 8 1/2 foot by 100 foot mural entitled “Masquerade” in which certain aspects of Trinidad society are portrayed through the metaphor of Carnival. This work reflects an increasing tendency in Hinkson’s work towards social commentary.
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