100% Trini – A cultural treasure of Trinidad and Tobago –
A wholly Trinidadian publication – from the artist Cazabon, to the contributing authors, to the printing – all proudly Trinidadian.
A Perfect Gift For Friends and Family.
A publication from Mark Pereira | 101 Art Gallery following a 35-year history of publishing several art-related books of the highest standard.
Hard Cover NOW – $200
Soft Cover NOW – $100
9 x 10.25 inches
108 colour images
Featuring essays by
Mark N Pereira
Hard cover copies are limited and only available at 101 Art Gallery for $500
Soft cover copies are available at
101 Art Gallery
Nigel Khan Bookstores (Islandwide)
Horizon Art Gallery
Art Society Of TT
Cazabon has a special place in the hearts of Trinidadians … He’s considered a pioneer, and indeed in some respects he was. Even more importantly, we think of Cazabon as one of us. He was a Trinidadian, of mixed race, and his work evokes pride and nostalgia and a sense of pleasing familiarity.
Cazabon was highly trained and highly self-conscious artist-he had to be, given who he was and the time and place he worked in. He was romantic, but far from naìve. His paintings are not simply arbitrary appealing scences … But a kind of tunnel vision. His skill is to persuade the viewer to look at his landscapes with the same narrow focus.
Who Is Cazabon?
Michel-Jean Cazabon (September 20, 1813 – November 20, 1888) is regarded as the first great Trinidadian painter and is Trinidad’s first internationally known artist. He is also known as the layman painter. He is renowned for his paintings of Trinidad scenery and for his portraits of planters, merchants and their families in the 19th century. Cazabon’s paintings are to be cherished not only for their beauty but also their historical importance: his painting has left us with a clear picture of the many aspects of life in Trinidad through much of the 19th century.