DATE OF BIRTH: August 19, 1914
PLACE OF BIRTH: Port of Spain, Trinidad
CAREER:                                 Lovelace's family moved to the rural town of Toco in the northeastern corner of Trinidad when he was a young boy. Growing up in the countryside, he developed an appreciation for the natural beauty of his surroundings and began painting. In 1933, he joined the Trinidad Government Railways as a sign painter and worked there until the railway system was closed down on December 28, 1968. During the 1950s and 1960s, Lovelace was very active in the Trinidad Art Society, although he received very little training as a painter: one course in painting and decorating at the Board of Industrial Training. From 1969 to 1971, he taught art at the Community Development Division in East St. George County and developed his own teaching aids. In 1972, Lovelace compiled a biographical listing of the important artists of Trinidad & Tobago for the German General Pictorial Art Encyclopaedia. His most significant works of art included murals for the Forestry Division of the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Agriculture, and sets for the local film "The Right and the Wrong." Lovelace is the older brother of writer Earl Lovelace.
DIED: September 25, 1998, in Trinidad
Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit