William Anderson Gittens
William Anderson Gittens was born in the parish of St. Michael Barbados in 1958. William was educated at St. Giles Infants, St.Giles Primary School, Parkinson Memorial Secondary School, the University of the West Indies School of Continuing Studies, Barbados Community College, and the Jersey City State University, where he gained a Bachelors Degree in Media Arts.
He participated in Post Masters Works in Cultural Studies; U.W.I. Mr. Gittens worked as a graphic artist with the following establishments: 1979 Smith and Oxley Advertising 1982H.C.A. Advertising, 1983 The Royal Barbados Police Force as the first official composite artist. 1989 The University of the West Indies, Faculty of Education, teaching art, still photography and videography, 2000 The Audio Visual Aids Department.
During his tenure as an artist he achieved the following: 1970 received special Accreditation in Art in Hackney England.1974 an International Scouts Art Award in Arco Italy.1976 Designer of postage stamps for the Barbados Boys Scouts Association 60th Anniversary.1989 Presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Governor General of Barbados Sir Hugh Springer for outstanding work in the field of art. In 1992 William was Editor in chief of the Jersey City State University Tower Yearbook, and served as a member of the Judicial Committee at J.C.S.U. In 1998 he was a Judge for the National Cultural Foundation - Crop over Costume Band, Cart Parade and Kiddies Costumes. During the period 2000-2005 he published the following books, Images of Yesteryear in Barbados volumes 1&2, Building for the Future, Colour Me, Land Marks, Mise en Scene Technique Demonstration, Established in Barbados, Monuments and Focus. 2006-2010 HIV/AIDS Coordinator, 2010-2012 CFCS & OIE Conference Coordinator.