Gerard Valcin

About the Artist

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

Gerard Valcin was born in 1924 in Port-au-Prince. His father was an artist who started Valcin painting in 1946. Valcin worked as a tile-setter until he joined the Centre d'Art in 1959. He is credited with bringing his half-brother Pierre-Joseph Valcin to the Centre in the early 1960's. He died May 15, 1988. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Musee d'Art Haitien du college saint Pierre in port-au-Prince, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Waterloo (Iowa) Museum of Art. 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). Bio info from Island on Fire.

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SKU: GV-01

Gerard Valcin (Haiti, 1923-1988) Oil on canvas (20 x 24), c. 1985

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