Paul Dash is a Barbados-born artist, educator and writer. Born in Fairfield Cross Road,St Michael in 1946, he migrated to Oxford England in 1957. He pursued studies in art and education culminating with a PhD for Goldsmiths University where he focused on Afro-Caribbean pupils in Art Education.
A former art teacher, he moved into tertiary level education and for three years was co-director of Goldsmiths’ MA Artist Teacher course or (MAAT) with special responsibility for programming. He retired in 2011 as a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths although he continues in a part-time capacity as a doctoral studies supervisor.
He has earned awards such as the Peake Award for Innovation and Excellence in University Teaching ,the Windrush Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education and is listed in Jacqui MacDonald’s Portraits of Black Achievement
He has authored a number of books and was Sub-Editor for International Journal for Art and Design Education. His autobiography ‘Foreday Morning’ “tells of growing up under the influences of two disparate cultures, a multi-faceted drama that examines the tensions of race and colour in the colonial Caribbean and modern Britain.”
A member of the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM), his artwork has been shown in number of venues including: Guildhall Gallery, The Royal Academy,Whitechapel Gallery, and Mali Galleries. He is also a trustee of the Ronald Moody Trust.