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Almann Ulysse

About the Artist

Almann Ulysse - 2007 (courtesy of Florida Division of Historical Resources)
Almann Ulysse - 2007 (courtesy of Florida Division of Historical Resources)

Almann Ulysse is a master of Haitian cut-metal sculpture known as fè koupé. He was born in 1945 in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, birthplace of the fè koupé tradition. He creates all his works from recycled oil and chemical drums using modest hand tools: ball peen hammers, a few chisels, and two or three punches. His works employ a variety of graceful, striking images. Inspired by nature, he fashions birds, fish, animals, trees, and stars; from the Bible, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; and from Haitian folk culture, the beautiful marine spirit Lasirèn, fishermen, and other maritime themes. His artwork is highly regarded by Florida's Haitian community as a valued expression of cultural identity. Art collectors and scholars recognize his creations as the finest fè koupé made in the state. Ulysse has sustained this tradition in Florida by serving for three years as a master artist in the Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program.  In 2007 he was the winner of the Florida Folk Heritage Award.

(bio. courtesy of Florida Division of Historical Resources, 2007)

SKU: ALM-2101

Signed "Almann"  (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (23" h. x 33 1/2” w.  x 1” d.), c.1980's.
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.


SKU: ALM-1601

Signed "Almann"  (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (17.75" h. x 14.25" w.), c.1970
From private collection.


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Forgerons Du Vodou/ Voodoo Blacksmiths

Alain Foubert
Cidihca - Deschamps.  Ulys Editions.  Montreal, Canada.  Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Montpellier, France.

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