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Derek Walcott ('The Sun Poet')

1 of 3 portraits of Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott ('The Sun Poet'), by Ross Wilson, 1997 - NPG 6400 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Derek Walcott ('The Sun Poet')

by Ross Wilson
acrylic pigments and chalk on card, 1997
31 in. x 42 in. (790 mm x 1092 mm)
Commissioned, 1997
Primary Collection
NPG 6400

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  • Derek Walcott (1930-), St Lucian poet, playwright and theatre director. Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Wilson studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster and at the Chelsea School of Art and has been a visiting speaker at Harvard and Oxford Universities. This work was painted from sittings in St Lucia in the Caribbean.

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