Sylva Joseph

About the Artist

Silva Joseph in his houmfor. Belair, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1991 (photograph by Anthony Fisher)
Silva Joseph in his houmfor. Belair, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1991 (photograph by Anthony Fisher)
Silva Joseph. (photograph by Marilyn Houlberg. Reproduced with permission)
Silva Joseph. (photograph by Marilyn Houlberg. Reproduced with permission)
Silva Joseph, 1995 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1995).
Silva Joseph, 1995 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1995).

Silva Joseph was born in Leogane, Haiti in 1930. He was initiated into vodou in 1955, and became a houngan in 1970. He created his first vodou flag in 1972. He operates a peristil or temple and studio in the BelAir neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He works in the tradition of BelAir's famous flag artists, such as Tibout, Joseph Fortine and Luc Daniel Cedor. Silva Joseph's work is published in Sequin Artists of Haiti (Girouard, 1994) and Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (Cosentino, 1995). (biographical info taken in part from Tina Girouard's Sequin Artists of Haiti).

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SKU: VYF-3

Sylva Joseph (?)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(30" x 30"), c. 1980.
Note:  Artworks from this collection generally must be shipped from the collection rather than directly from our gallery.  Please allow a few more days for shipment to your location.

$ 1,600

Sequin Artists of Haiti

Tina Girouard Haiti Arts, Inc.,
Girouard Art Projects Cecilia, LA, 1994
(OUT OF PRINT)

Artists Included: 
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Temporarily out of stock
$28
SKU: SJ-Grand

Silva Joseph (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(30 x 29), c.1993

$ 650
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ON HOLD
Baron Lakwa Vodou Flag
SKU: SJ-1601

Sylva Joseph (Bel Air, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(32 3/4" x 30"), c.2000
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$850
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Sold
Erzulie Dantor Vodou Flag
SKU: SJ-1501

Sylva Joseph (Bel Air, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(30" x 30"), c.2000

$750
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Sold
SKU: SJ-Damb

Sequins and beads on fabric
(31 x 30), c.1993

$ 650
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Sold

Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou

Donald Cosentino, Editor
With Essays by Susan Preston Blier, Robert Farris Thompson, Sidney Mintz, Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique, Laennec Hurbon, Karen McCarthy, Mama Lola, Marilyn Houlberg, George Rene,Elizabeth McAlister, Patrick Polk, Tina Girouard, Randall Morris, Donald Cosentino
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Los Angeles, 1995

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Sold
$60