Couple under Tree with Twin Spider Webs

Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1926-2000)
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Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1926-2000)
SKU: PJV-1101

Oil on Board
(30 x 24, 34 x 28 including frame), c.1970's
(purchased in Washington DC in early 1970's)
Signed "Pierre Joseph", which was Valcin's early signature.

Pierre-Joseph Valcin, c.1994

Pierre-Joseph Valcin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1925. Valcin worked as a mechanic and stone mason before becoming a painter. Valcin began to paint after he was introduced to the Centre d’Art by his half-brother, the late painter Gerard Valcin, in 1959. Gerard Valcin instructed Pierre-Joseph for his first year at the Centre d’Art. While much of his work owes a debt to Gerard’s instruction, it was always looser, less stylized and more intuitive than his master’s. Pierre-Joseph continued to paint through the 1990’s. He passed away in 2000.

$ 3,000