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Botanical notes for Carlisle Chang's orchid collection.

Identifier: SC79


The document provides information on the types of orchids grown by Carlisle Chang. Carlisle Chang is known for his work as an artist and his involvement in many aspects of Caribbean culture. Little is known of his hobby in orchid culture. The document presents another view into the life of this individual, and highlights his meticulous collection of data for his hobby.


  • Creation: 1989-1990

Biographical / Historical

Carlisle Chang was born in San Juan, Trinidad, in 1921. His father was a migrant from China and his mother, who was also of Chinese descent, was from British Guiana. Throughout a 60-year career in art, Chang was a mural and easel painter as well as a costume designer for carnival, theatre and ballet. As a designer of carnival costumes, Chang won the designers' prize several times. At least one of his designs has been depicted on a national postage stamp. The 1997 CLICO calendar, which became a collector's item, was one of his last major works. He died on May 6, 2001.


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This document was purchased in 2011.

Botanical notes for Carlisle Chang's orchid collection.
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Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

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