Title: Artist, Educator
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Stanley Joseph Greaves, Artist, Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Fine Arts.
A teacher since 1952 and a lifelong artist, Mr. Greaves was head of the division of creative arts at the University of Guyana from 1975 to 1987 before immigrating to the U.S. in 2008. He was inspired to the field of art as a child, initially creating objects from wood with a Gillette razor blade. Mr. Greaves recently joined the Caribbean Culture Center in New York as an exhibitor in 2017, and has been shown across the country and in the Caribbean since 1971. He is a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert and the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, featured in two volumes of Who’s Who in the World and the 63rd edition of Who’s Who in America.
Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Mr. Greaves attended the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the U.K. to earn a BA in fine arts, with honors, as well as a diploma in art education. He was a teacher in Georgetown from 1952 to 1975, when he was appointed to the University of Guyana. Mr. Greaves taught with Sacred Heart primary, St. Stanislaus College, Berbice High School, and Queen’s College. In 1970 he made a lasting mark in the art world by winning a First Prize in art in Guyana, followed by a 1975 Golden Arrow Award from the National Awards Committee of the Government of Guyana. Mr. Greaves has continued to accrue awards for his art, and in 1979 he was recognized as a Fulbright Scholar, which allowed him to earn a MFA from Howard University one year later.
Mr. Greaves has also taught with the Barbados Community College, and was an assistant chief examiner of arts and crafts for the Caribbean Examinations Council in Barbados from 1977 to 1992. He holds several gold medals from Caribbean countries, as well as a 2002 Guyana Literature Prize. Mr. Greaves is an accomplished author, most recently with “Haiku” in 2015. He became a Distinguished Fellow of the University of the West Indies from 2003 to 2007, and received a 2015 Godfrey Chin Award from Heritage Journalism. Mr. Greaves’ work is represented with numerous private collections and at Casa de las Americas Havana.
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