With the high cost of shipping many of our customers choose to ship by USPS. For small and light shipments this is usually less expensive, but please be aware that their estimates are often wrong. The service is not always as economical as it may appear, particularly on larger or more valuable shipments. USPS estimates only include insurance up to $100 for its domestic shipments, and varying amounts for overseas shipments. If you ask for full insurance we will recalculate the shipping cost and send you an invoice for any difference in cost.

Theard Aladin

About the Artist

Theard Aladin was born in Jacmel in 1925. He worked as a stonemason for much of his life. Though cousin to the prominent Haitian painters Prefete Duffaut and Pauleus Vital, he didn't paint his first painting until 1984. He lived and painted in the Carrefour neighborhood of Port-au-Prince until his death in 1993. Though he never attained much fame outside of a small core of devoted collectors, he was and remains one of our favorite Haitian painters.

Per Wikipedia:
Theard Aladin (October 12, 1925 – August 17, 1993) was a Haitian self-taught artist, noted for his artwork depicting Haitian life and use of bright colors in paintings.
Aladin was from Jacmel, a city on the southern coast of Haiti. After working as a stonemason and farmer for many years, Aladin suffered a serious back injury in 1983, which left him unable to continue this line of work.[1] For months he supported his family by doing odd jobs around Jacmel, but in fall of 1984, he had a dream in which he was told that he was an artist.[1] The very next day, he began his first painting.[1] Shortly thereafter, Aladin moved to a house in Carrefour, a commune outside of Port-au-Prince, where he worked closely with other Haitian artists until 1987.[1] The subject matter of his paintings was typically scenes of working-class Haitians, but occasionally Aladin depicted religious accounts inspired by Haitian Vodou.[2]

Aladin's artwork has been featured in books, including "The Vodou Box" by Manuela Dunn Mascetti.[2] He was also mentioned in the book Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era: A Biographical Dictionary which said he was "noted for his colorful naive compositions depicting Haitian life."[3]

He died of heart disease on August 17, 1993, at the age of 68.[1]

Theard had nine children, among which is artist Agathe Aladin.[3] She spent much of her early life watching and helping her father paint.[4]

His work is included in various galleries and exhibitions including "The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art" (2014) at Material Culture Gallery in Philadelphia.[5]

Ceremonie Vodou
SKU: TA-2301

Oil on canvas (34.5” x 24.25”).  Framed in original hand-carved Haitian frame.


Caco Rebels Ambushed by U.S. Military
SKU: TA-1401

Oil on canvas (24” x 20”).  Framed in original Haitian frame.

Provenance:  Haitian Art Company
Jonathan Demme Collection


Product Status: 

Oil on canvas (30 x 20)
1990 (framed)

$ 850

Product Status: 

Theard Aladin (Jacmel, Haiti, b. 1925 - 1993)
Oil on masonite (23 x 15 1/2),
c.1990 (framed)
SOLD 4/09

$ 750

Product Status: