Jacques-Richard Chery

About the Artist

Born in Cap Haitien in Northern Haiti on February 2, 1928, Chery started painting whilst still working in his regular job as a barber. He then opened a gas station in the Artibonite Valley and exhibited his art at his place of work. Following the warm reception given to his works, and on the advice of his friend Philome Obin, he moved to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haitian Art, in 1951. In 1965, he entered the Galerie Issa, where he painted for several years. His works are often reproduced in magazines (Time, Vogue), as well as in art books. He has exhibited in London (1969), Spoletto (1970), Modena (1981), New York, Milwaukee, Berlin (1979), Paris (1980, 1988, & 1990). His earlier works were representative of the Northern School, focusing on the minutely detailed representation of historical scenes or events of very-day life, such as carnivals, Christmas, etc. In his later style he paints with great humor and in vibrant colors comic drawings of weddings, of children carrying giant fruits on their heads, or of packed tap-taps.

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SKU: JRC1401

Jacques-Richard Chery (Cap Haitien, Haiti)
Oil on board (10 x 8), 1973
Framed in original hand-carved frame.
Purchased from Nader Gallery in Port-au-Prince in 1973.
To current owner by descent. Excellent condition.

$ 475
Jacques-Richard Chery (Cap Haitien, Haiti)
SKU: JRC1402

Oil on board (24 x 32), 1975
Framed in original hand-carved frame.
Purchased from the artist in Port-au-Prince in 1975.
To current owner by descent.

Excellent condition, except for slight chipping of red paint where shown in photo (below fruit basket).

$ 2,800
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Children with Pineapple
SKU: JRC-1501

Jacques-Richard Chery (Cap Haitien, Haiti)
Oil on board (16 x 12), c.19
Framed in original frame. Purchased from the artist in Haiti, c.1975.  Excellent condition.

$675
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