Gordon de la Mothe1982

Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives

Gordon de la Mothe was given an OBE in 2015, primarily for services to art on the Commonwealth island of Grenada, West Indies, his birthplace. He established the teaching of art in Grenada, teaching GCSE and A Level art. The courses he began and taught have resulted in many successful young people establishing careers in the West Indies, America and Great Britain. He came to England in 1957 with a few O Levels, but worked his way up in teaching. He created the very successful series of teaching sessions which were eventually published into the seminal book Reconstructing the Black Image. This pencil drawing by Gordon de la Mothe is a reflection of the different factions that African and Caribbean communities were having to face during this period in Britain. These include the Police, members of the National Front, members of the Ku Klux Klan and Margaret Thatcher. Gordon de la mothe represents the community with the Black man in the foreground holding what appears to be a rabid dog whilst protecting his child.

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  • Title: 1982
  • Creator: Gordon de la Mothe
  • Date Created: 1982
  • Type: Drawing


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