Bird and Nest

Oil on masonite (49" x 35"), c. 1950's
 

 

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Adam Leontus was born in April, 1923 into a family of nine children either in Anse-å-Galet on the island of La Gonave or in Port-au-Prince. Formerly a dockworker, he was "discovered" through wall paintings he had created in a Vodou temple in a port section of Port-au-Prince, and joined the Centre d'Art shortly thereafter in 1947. He contributed a mural depicting "The Annunciation" at the Episcopal Cathedral of Sainte Trinité in Port-au-Prince during the 1950's. He painted until his death May 1, 1986.