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R. I. P. José de Jesus Garcia Montebravo

October 15, 1953 - July 9, 2010

Wilson Bigaud c.1920 - 2010

Wilson Bigaud, one of the last giants of the first generation of Haitian painters, died in Petit-Goâve, Haiti, on March 22.

Earthquake in Haiti

An Update on our Fund-Raising

The news coming in of the earthquake in Haiti has been almost incomprehensibly dreadful. We are responding to this disaster in several ways.

José Benitez Sanchez 1938 - 2009

We have learned that Huichol artist José Benitez Sanchez passed away on July 2nd, 2009.

Toyin Folorunso selected for Clinton's Global Citizen Awards

President Bill Clinton Selects Two Haitians and One Nigerian to Create Commemorative Art for the Clinton Global Citizen Awards

Mystical Imagination: The Art of Haitian Master Hector Hyppolite

at the Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., May 18th to July 5th, 2009 presented by the Haitian Art Society and the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

"The Haitian government has declared 2008-2009 as the year of Hector Hyppolite.

Haitian Art from the Collection of Jonathan Demme showing at FIAF in New York

Through his films, his public stands, and his philanthropy, director Jonathan Demme has long been one of the foremost American proponents for the people and culture of Haiti. He is also one of the leading collectors of Haitian art in recent years.

Susanne Wenger, R.I.P.

The Nigerian Tribune printed the following tribute:

Osun goddess devotee, Susanne Wenger, is dead
13.01.2009

André Pierre 1916-2005

André Pierre, one of the giants of Haitian art, has joined the spirits. A houngan or vodou priest in the village of Croix-des-Missions, he became one of Haiti's greatest painters, considered by many the artistic heir to the houngan master painter, Hector Hyppolite.

Issa el Saieh 1919-2005

Issa was not a painter himself (although he was a very talented musician and bandleader), but nevertheless was one of the most important figures in Haitian art over the last fifty years.