Montas Antoine

About the Artist

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

A member of the "First Generation" of Haitian artists, Montas Antoine was born in Leogane on December 14, 1926. He joined the famous Centre d'Art in 1951, while still serving as a soldier in the Haitian army. He turned to painting full-time in 1960. One of the great Haitian intuitive painters, Antoine's work has been exhibited widely, and is now included in the permanent collections of the Musee d'Art Haitien du College Saint Pierre in Port-au-Prince, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. His work is represented in the major private collections, including the Demme collection (the catalog of which, Island on Fire provided the biogrophical information above). Antoine's work is included in Where Art is Joy by Selden Rodman, and Haitian Art and Kunst aus Haiti by Ute Stebich, among other works. Montas Antoine died in 1988.

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SKU: MA-1101

Oil on board (22 3/4 x 32)
c.1980 (framed)

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ontas Antoine (Leogane, Haiti, 1926 - 1988)
SKU: MA-1501

Oil on masonite (30" x 24"), 1961.

Provenance: Painted in Haiti in 1961 or earlier, entered Prentice-Hall Art Collection in New York in September 1961, framed in New Jersey in December 1961.

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SKU: MA-1301

Oil on board (16 x 24)
c.1970 (framed)

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Still Life with Red Flowers and Woman in Pink Dress
SKU: MA-1701

Oil on masonite (8.75" x 12"), c.1950's
Framed.
Ex. Jonathan Demme collection.

$1200
SKU: MA-0401

Montas Antoine (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Oil on canvas (30 x 24), c.1960 (framed)

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SKU: MA-1401

Oil on masonite (28" x 21.5"), c.1955
Framed, conserved by Leon Sevilla, 1995
Ex. Jonathan Demme collection.
Exhibited/illustrated in Island on Fire, plate 33, page 61, Allegories of Haitian Life - Bass Museum, page 78. (framed)

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Montas Antoine (Leogane, Haiti, 1926 - 1988)
SKU: MA-1502

Oil on masonite (22 1/4" x 17 1/4"/ 56.5cm x 44cm), 1954.

Notes: Good overall condition with a couple of small areas of paint loss, as shown. Purchased in Haiti, framed in New York in 1950's, now located in the UK.

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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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SKU: MA-sl

(Port-au-Prince)
Oil on board (20 x 16), c.1960
On Hold

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SKU: MA-VS

Montas Antoine (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Oil on board (24 x 16), c.1960 On loan to the Noyes Museum through March, 2011

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Montas Antoine (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Oil on canvas (20 x 16), c.1955

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Oil on board (18 x 23 1/2), c.1955
Label on back reads: Art Lending Service of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. No: LS 567-450 Gallery: Le Centre d'Art, Haiti Framed: Dain Schiff, Inc. NYC
Two closely related and contemporary (1955) paintings by Montas Antoine are pictured in Island on Fire: Passionate Images of Haiti from the Collection of Jonathan Demme , 1997, illus. #33, 34.
Other related early 1950's works are in the Winslow Anderson collection at the Huntington Museum of Art and the Flagg collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum.
 

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