André Pierre

About the Artist

Andre Pierre, 1991. (photograph by Anthony Fisher).
Andre Pierre, 2004. (photograph by Ted Frankel. Reproduced with permission)

Andre Pierre was born around 1916 in Port-au-Prince. He was a farmer and an active vodou practitioner before being introduced to the Centre d'Art in the late 1940's by film-maker Maya Deren, who had admired his temple wall paintings. Pierre eventually became a vodou priest internationally noted for his highly respected visualizations of the vodou pantheon of deities in his paintings. He continued to paint in his family compound/vodou community located in Croix-des-Missions on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. In 1996, Pierre was the gold Medal Winner at the 5th Venezuelan Biennale. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Davenport Museum in Iowa, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum in hartford, Connecticut, and Ramapo college in Mahwah, New Jersey. His work is published in Haiti: Art Naif, Art Vodou (1988), Where Art is Joy (Rodman, 1988), Island on Fire (Demme, 1997), and Dialogue du Réel et de l’Imaginaire (1990). Andre Pierre died on October 4th, 2005. Bio info from Island on Fire. More information on Andre Pierre can be found on the Haitian Art Society memorial page.

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Two Barons Lighting Cigars
SKU: APR-1701

(Haiti, 1914-2005)
Oil on Masonite, framed.
(10" x 8"), c. 1980's.
Ex. Collection of Jonathan Demme.

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Ceremonie Vodou
SKU: APR-1602

(Haiti, 1914-2005)
Oil on Masonite, in original frame.
(35 x 47), c. 1980's.
Purchased in Haiti c. 1985.  By descent to current owner.
Condition:  Generally  good, with some paint flaking at edges, corner, as shown.

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Where Art is Joy - Haitian Art: The First Forty Years

Selden Rodman
Ruggles de Latour, New York, 1988

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$ 60

Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou

Edited by Alex Farquarson and Leah Gordon
With Contributions by Colin Dayan, Katherine Smith, Wendy Asquith, Michael Richardson and others.
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottongham, UK 2012
248 pages (hardcover)

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Our copy is sold, but a limited number may be available - please inquire
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SKU: API-01

(Haiti, 1914-2005)
Oil on canvas
(20 x 24), c. 1985

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Gran Brijitte
SKU: APR-1601

(Haiti, 1914-2005)
Oil on canvas
(16 x 12), c. 1985

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