Antonius Roberts | Closer to Truth

Biography

Antonius Roberts is a Bahamian artist. Roberts received his BFA in painting, in 1981, from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of The Arts). He has participated in exhibitions worldwide.

As the former coordinator of FINCO Summer Art Workshops, and as a teacher and lecturer at Government High School and The College of The Bahamas (now the University of The Bahamas), Roberts has mentored a generation of young Bahamian artists. He, in 1991, with Brent Malone, Max Taylor, Stan Burnside, Jackson Burnside, and John Beadle, founded B.-C.A.U.S.E. (Bahamian Creative Artists United for Serious Expression), an organization dedicated to the promotion of local art and artists. Roberts played a large role in the creation of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and holds a lifetime membership in the institution.