The eloquent, small-format portrait in oil, “Ras Dizzy” (1974), by the painter Judy Ann MacMillan, catches the vagabond Rastafarian poet-artist in a moment of repose. It quietly suggests that, for all their eccentricities, characters like Dizzy, who told outlandish tales of fighting Cassius Clay and riding tall in the saddle with John Wayne, were important figures in Jamaica’s cultural life, worthy of enduring recognition in its pantheon of cultural heroes.

[Via: Hyper Allergic]