Prosper Pierre-Louis

About the Artist

Prospere Pierre-Louis (1947–1996), was a Haitian artist, painter; and one of the main contributors to the local school of the Saint Soleil art movement. His paintings depicting mystical Vodou Loas and spirits are especially noteworthy. Pierre-Louis was born on October 12, 1947, in Bainet, near Jacmel, Haiti. He did not have any formal schooling, but taught himself to play the drums and the violin. As a child he assisted his father, a houngan, in preparing Haitian Vodou ceremonies. At the age of 16 he moved to Port-au-Prince. There he took a number of odd jobs. Later while working as a waiter at the home of Maud Robard he joined the "Saint Soleil" peasant commune (organized by the latter) which united a variety of poor artists including singers, dancers, craftsmen, and painters into the movement. Prospere followed Maude to the community at Soisson-la-Montagne on the mountain above LaBoule and eventually became the most prominent painter in the group. The Saint Soleil group disbanded after only a few years but five of the artists, Prospere, Levoy Exil, Denis Smith, Dieuseul Paul, and Louisiane Saint Fleurant reorganized into the group "Cinq Soleils". After years of labor Prospere's technique greatly evolved and he become a prominent and respected part of the local art community, but his flourishing career came to an abrupt end when he died prematurely of an asthma attack in November 1996. Bio adapted from listing in Wikipedia

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Prospere Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1947 - 1996)
SKU: PPL-1301

Oil on canvas (30" x 24"), 1986
Provenance: Acquired by current owner directly from the artist in 1986.

$ 2,800 framed
Prospere Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1947 - 1996)
SKU: PPL-1303

Acrylic on board (24" x 24"), 1991
Framed

$2500
SKU: PPL-1302

Prospere Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1947 - 1996)
Oil on board (24" x 24"), 1986
Framed
Provenance: Acquired by current owner directly from the artist in 1986.

$ 2,400

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Selden Rodman
Ruggles de Latour, New York, 1988

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Temporarily out of stock
$ 60
Trois Loas
SKU: PPL-0801

Prospere Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1947 - 1996)
Acrylic on canvas (24" x 24"), 1995
With custom framing.

$2500 Framed
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SKU: PPL04

Oil on canvas (24 x 20), 1980
 

$ 2,500 framed
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Prospere Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1947 - 1996)
SKU: PPL05

Oil on canvas (24 x 24), 1994
Framed

$ 2,500
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SKU: PPL06

Prospere Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1947 - 1996)
Oil on canvas (10" x 8 1/2"), 1991 Framed

$ 1,080
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SKU: PPL07

Prospere Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1947 - 1996)
Oil on canvas (12" x 9"), 1991
Framed

$ 1,080
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