Gran Brijit

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Oil on masonite (28" x 21.5"), c.1955
Framed, conserved by Leon Sevilla, 1995
Ex. Jonathan Demme collection.
Exhibited/illustrated in Island on Fire, plate 33, page 61, Allegories of Haitian Life - Bass Museum, page 78. (framed)

Montas Antoine. (photograph reproduced from Haitian Art: The Legend and Legacy of the Naive Tradition by L.G. Hoffman, Davenport Art Gallery, 1985)

A member of the "First Generation" of Haitian artists, Montas Antoine was born in Leogane on December 14, 1926. He joined the famous Centre d'Art in 1951, while still serving as a soldier in the Haitian army. He turned to painting full-time in 1960. One of the great Haitian intuitive painters, Antoine's work has been exhibited widely, and is now included in the permanent collections of the Musee d'Art Haitien du College Saint Pierre in Port-au-Prince, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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