Aldwin Charles (pictured left) was born January 1948 in Penal, San Francique, Trinidad.
When his family
moved to Toco, he completed his primary education at Cumana Toco Seven-Day Adventist Primary School.
It was here that he gained an appreciation of what would become his passion
- art. Because of his talent shown, this very young budding artist was selected by the
school's principal to do a special workshop designed for the art
teachers of all the schools in that region.
The Development of
demand for authentic artwork that accurately portrays the
historical significance and struggle of the steelband
movement continues to rise, as the global popularity of
the steelpan instrument and its music increases.
Joseph Charles has created a body of original artistic work that
visually captures the spirit, times and conditions of the
birth place and the people who created this art form.