Man and Swordfish

Man and Swordfish
Man and Swordfish
SKU: MB1401

(Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, 1938-1988)
Recycled steel oil-drum (42" h. x 13.5" w.), c.1970
Purchased by current owner from Galerie Issa in 1971.

Murat Brierre (photo courtesy of Le Centre d'Art)

Murat BRIERRE was born in Mirebalais in 1938. He first worked as a builder, cabinetmaker and blacksmith before being introduced to Le Centre d’Art in 1966. After trying painting with DeWitt Peters, he realized that metal sculpture was best suited for him and studied under Georges Liautaud in order to learn the métier. He also made very beautiful linocuts. Francine Murat quickly recognized his talent and considered Brierre to be one of the best Haitian sculptors. He passed away in 1988 at the age of 50.

$ 1,600