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Serge Jolimeau

About the Artist

Serge Jolimeau in his studio in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, November, 2009 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2009)
Serge Jolimeau in his studio in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, November, 2009 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2009)
George Valris and Serge Jolimeau in Santa Fe, NM, July, 2007 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2007)
George Valris and Serge Jolimeau in Santa Fe, NM, July, 2007 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2007)
One of Jolimeau's assistants at work at his studio in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, November, 2009 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2009)
One of Jolimeau's assistants at work at his studio in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, November, 2009 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2009)
Medal for Clinton Global Initiative, designed by Serge Jolimeau, 2009. (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2009)
Medal for Clinton Global Initiative, designed by Serge Jolimeau, 2009. (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2009)
Serge Jolimeau, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 1991 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1991)
Serge Jolimeau, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 1991 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1991)
Serge Jolimeau, 2018 (photo courtesy of International Folk Art Alliance).
Serge Jolimeau, 2018 (photo courtesy of International Folk Art Alliance).

Born 1952 in the village of Croix des Bouquets. Croix-des-Bouquets is home to such great Haitian sculptors as the late Georges Liautaud and Murat Brierre, the brothers Louisjuste, and Gabriel Bien-Aimé. Jolimeau worked for two years as apprentice to Seresier Louis-Juste after he finished high school. Today he is one of Haiti’s two (along with Bien-Aimé) leading metal sculptors. Jolimeau's work has been exhibited internationally and is published in Where Art is Joy (Rodman, 1988), Forgerons duVodou/ Voodoo Blacksmiths (Foubert, 1990), and A Haitian Celebration: Art and Culture (Stebich, 1992).
In 2009 Serge Jolimeau was one of three of our artists chosen by President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative to create commemorative artworks to be presented to the winners of the Clinton Global Citizen Awards. The press release follows:
President Bill Clinton Selects Two Haitians and One Nigerian to Create Commemorative Art for the Clinton Global Citizen Awards June 8, 2009 —Each year, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), President Bill Clinton’s ambitious platform for addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges, seeks out individuals whose activities are having a positive, lasting global impact and honors them with a prestigious Clinton Global Citizen Award. This year, CGI collaborated with the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market—an organization that not only mounts the largest event of its kind but also fosters cultural and economic sustainability for artists and their communities—to find some of the world’s very best folk artists to create commemorative trophies for the Award. The artists, Serge Jolimeau and Michée Ramil Remy from Haiti and Toyin Folorunso from Nigeria, were winnowed from a pool of hundreds of submissions by experts from the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.
Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards embody President Clinton’s call to action by honoring those outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their demonstrated innovation and leadership. Now in their third year, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards will be presented again at the Fifth Anniversary of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York to honor select individuals who, in the spirit of CGI, have made a considerable impact through philanthropy, good works, or fresh approaches to addressing global problems. Four honorees will be chosen based on their innovative leadership in a particular industry: Civil Society, Corporate Sector, Philanthropy or Public Service. Before the artworks are presented at CGI, however, they will go on display at the world-renowned Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, on July 10, 2009. The three artists’ personal stories echo many of the same values of the Clinton Global Initiative and the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Serge Jolimeau is a 57-year-old Haitian metalworking master who has refined and advanced a Haitian tradition of recycling discarded oil drums into art. After flattening the drums, he employs hammers and chisels to cut the metal into fantastical designs swirled with Vodou symbols and deities. Through his artwork and workshop, Jolimeau now leads a community of Haitian artisans and provides jobs for many others in his impoverished hometown of Croix des Bouquets, Haiti....  
“Each of these artists exemplifies the ideals of the Clinton Global Citizen Award honorees, in that they focus their shared knowledge and skills to find economically sustainable solutions to global challenges.” said Robert S. Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of the Clinton Global Initiative. “These men are not only talented artists, but they have become leading social entrepreneurs - creating jobs, invigorating the art community and training new generations of artists to pass along their traditions.” The three artists will be attending the 2009 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, July 11 and 12 in Santa Fe, as well as taking part in a ceremony at the Museum of International Folk Art when their work goes on display July 10, 2009. “As a leading international folk art organization, we envision a world that celebrates and values evolving traditional art and cultures,” says Charlene Cerny, the Market’s Executive Director. “This kind of recognition from an organization such as the Clinton Global Initiative means so much to folk artists around the world.” Courtesy of Clare Hertel - Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. 

Region:
Le Lion de Mer II
SKU: SJ-1501

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (23 1/2" x 39 1/2"), c.2015

$750
La Sirene et les Poissons V
SKU: SJ-1502

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (23 1/2" x 39 1/2"), c.2015

$750
La Tempete III (Hurricane)
SKU: SJ-1503

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (23 1/2" x 35"), c.2015

$725
SKU: SJ1101

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum
(35 1/4" h. x 23 1/2" w.), 2011

$ 650
SKU: SJO03

Recycled steel oil-drum (12" w. x 34" h.), c.1995

Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum exhibit, Haiti: A Tribute in Art, from May 7 to June 20, 2010

$ 575
SKU: SJ0804

Recycled steel oil-drum
(17" w. x 33" h.), c.1995

$ 575
SKU: SJ0904

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum
(14 1/2" w. x 34" h.), 2008

$ 525
SKU: SJ0802

Recycled steel oil-drum
(23 1/2" d.), 2007

$ 475
SKU: SJ1004

Recycled steel oil-drum
(23 1/2" d.), 2010

$ 475
SKU: SJ1005

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (23 1/2" d.), 2010

$ 475
SKU: SJ1401

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum
(23 1/2"d.), c.2014

$ 475
La Sirene X
SKU: SJ-1504

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (35" x 12 1/2"), c.2015

$475
SKU: SJ1001

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum
(23 1/2" d.), 2010

$ 375
SKU: SJ1002

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (23 1/2" d.), 2010

$ 375
SKU: SJ1402

Recycled steel oil-drum
(23 1/2"d.), c.2014

$ 375

Where Art is Joy - Haitian Art: The First Forty Years

Selden Rodman
Ruggles de Latour, New York, 1988

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
$ 60
SKU: SJO04

Recycled steel oil-drum
(18" w. x 40" h.), c.1995

$ 575
Product Status: 
ON HOLD
SKU: SJ0602

Recycled steel oil-drum
(23 1/2" d. ) c.2006

$ 475
Product Status: 
ON HOLD

Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou

Edited by Alex Farquarson and Leah Gordon
With Contributions by Colin Dayan, Katherine Smith, Wendy Asquith, Michael Richardson and others.
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottongham, UK 2012
248 pages (hardcover)

Product Status: 
Our copy is sold, but a limited number may be available - please inquire
Price on request
Sirene avec Deux Poissons
SKU: SJ0702

Recycled steel oil-drum
(48" w. x 17" h.), c.2006

$ 850
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: SJ0806

Recycled steel oil-drum
(23 1/2" h. x 34" w.), 2008

$ 750
Product Status: 
Sold
Les Chevaux de Mer
SKU: SJ-1701

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Recycled steel oil-drum
(56" h. x 8" w.), c.2017

$750
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: SJ0701

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum
(35" w. x 14" h.), c.2006

$ 575
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: SJ0903

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum
(14 1/2" w. x 34 1/2" h.), 2008

$ 525
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: SJ0905

Serge Jolimeau (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum
(23 1/2" d.), 2008

$ 375
Product Status: 
Sold