Original art painting for collecting and home or office decoration.
Provenance: From the Ralph & Terrel Kaplan Collection
Subject: Walking Voodoo Priestess – Year 1987
Size: 16″ X 12″ (framed) – Oil on Canvas
Physical Condition: Excellent
Gerard Valcin was born in 1924 in Port-au-Prince. His father was an artist who started Valcin painting in 1946. Valcin worked as a tile-setter until he joined the Centre d’Art in 1959. He is credited with bringing his half-brother Pierre-Joseph Valcin to the Centre in the early 1960’s. He died May 15, 1988. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Musee d’Art Haitien du college saint Pierre in port-au-Prince, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Waterloo (Iowa) Museum of Art. His work is published in Haiti: Art Naif, Art Vodou (1988), Where Art is Joy (Rodman, 1988), Island on Fire (Demme, 1997), and Dialogue du Réel et de l’Imaginaire (1990). Bio info from Island on Fire.
Gerard Valcin (1924-1988 Haitian) Walking Voodoo Priestess 1987 Oil on Canvas 16”x12” Image. A colorful Haiti composition. Signed and dated l.r. Framed 19”x15”.
Excellent condition. From the Ralph & Terrel Kaplan Collection. Proceeds to benefit The Exchange/Orcas Recycling Center of Orcas Island, Washington.