Formally trained in fine art at Mt. Allison University, Robert Barritt exhibited frequently in Bermuda during the 1950s and 1960s. He ventured beneath Bermuda’s postcard-perfect surface, where few Bermudians, and possibly none of his white contemporaries dared go, tackling issues of poverty and social injustice.
“Theatre Boycott, Upstairs Right”, one of Barritt’s two works in the Bermuda National Gallery’s permanent collection, was created in response to the 1959 activism of the Progressive Group that began the process of desegregating Bermuda, which was not complete until schools were desegregated in 1970.
18” x 24”