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Pierre-Joseph Valcin

About the Artist

Pierre-Joseph Valcin, c.1994
Pierre-Joseph Valcin, c.1994

Pierre-Joseph Valcin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1925. Valcin worked as a mechanic and stone mason before becoming a painter. Valcin began to paint after he was introduced to the Centre d’Art by his half-brother, the late painter Gerard Valcin, in 1959. Gerard Valcin instructed Pierre-Joseph for his first year at the Centre d’Art. While much of his work owes a debt to Gerard’s instruction, it was always looser, less stylized and more intuitive than his master’s. Pierre-Joseph continued to paint through the 1990’s. He passed away in 2000. Pierre-Joseph Valcin’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Musée d’Art Haitien, the Davenport (Iowa) Museum of Art and the Waterloo (Iowa) Museum of Art, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. It is published in Haitian Arts (Nadal-Gardere and Bloncourt, 1986), Haiti: Art Naif, Art Vodou (1988), Dialogue du Réel et de l’Imaginaire (1990), Haiti: Actualities and Belief (Roche, 1990), Island on Fire (Demme, 1997).

Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1926-2000)
SKU: PJV-1101

Oil on Board
(30 x 24, 34 x 28 including frame), c.1970's
(purchased in Washington DC in early 1970's)
Signed "Pierre Joseph", which was Valcin's early signature.

$ 3,000

SKU: PJV-9501

Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas (36 x 24), c.1994.  Framed.
From private collection.

$2800 $2520


Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas
(22 x 30), c.1994

$ 1,950

SKU: PJV-9507

Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas
(32 x 24), c.1994.
From private collection.

$ 1,950

SKU: PJV-2001

Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas
(24" x 32"), c.1993


SKU: PJV-1401

(Port-au-Prince, 1926-2000)
Oil on Canvas (24" x 20"),
c.1990's Ex. collection of Jonathan Demme

$ 1,500


Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas (20 x 20), c.1985

$ 1,250


Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas (20 x 24), c.1995

$1,200 $1,080

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