113. Bourgeois Dance
148. Bawon Samdi (Baron Samédi)_
was Gérard Valcin's step–brother (some
authorities say half–brother).
Their arts are strikingly different.
and Pierre–Joseph Valcin and liked them a lot
The three works to the
right were purchased together from Aderson Exumé,
a leading collector in Maryland from
whom I have also obtained woks by
I'm not much attracted to
impressionists (or neo–impressionists); but I found this painting
exquisite in color and interesting in composition.
Valestin is one of many artists encouraged and assisted by Issa El–Saieh. He has been exhibited both in Europe and the United States. (I've listed his birthdate as 1962. I've seen it also as 1953 and 1955.)
began painting when he was only eight years old. His work is carried by
several galleries. He's a good naïf, with interesting 'flat'
compositions and coloring as rich as any I've seen. I know nothing more
about him. As with several other Haitian artists, even his date of birth
is given variously by different sources.
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