Sybil Atteck BFA CMG (1911-1975) is a national and historical person of significance in Trinidad and Tobago, and the inspiration for the founding of the Trinidad and Tobago Art Society. She was the most influential pioneer and leader in the development of Fine Arts in the preceding, during, and post-Independence periods (1940-1975).
Keith Atteck, a nephew of the artist, is undertaking the research to capture and preserve Sybil Atteck’s legacy.
The Sybil Atteck Biography Project's objectives include:
The Portfolio of artworks shown publicly at this time are those that still need to be found and photographed. It is important to locate the owners of the original art so that high resolution images and the provenance for each can be added to the archive. Some images are from black and white pictures, some are from slides that have lost colour, and others are from websites or other sources found in a low resolution. They are sorted from most recent creation date to the earliest.
The Portfolio of displayed work are NOT FOR SALE! They have been placed here to assist in finding the artworks, and in locating other Sybil Atteck pieces.
Sybil Atteck produced a large body of works that sold throughout the decades of her artistic career, which have not yet been found. There are numerous other artworks that are mentioned in art catalogues, and currently there are no images of these works. If you believe you have an piece by Sybil Atteck and would like to have it reviewed for contribution to the digital catalogue, please contact Keith Atteck by sending a Message on this site. All Messages from this site are private and confidential.
Additionally, if you have a personal memory or stories about Sybil Atteck, you can also share them for the project by sending a Message on this site.
Go to the Portfolio text on the left margin and select it to view the artworks.