Damballah Titid (President Aristide as Damballah)

SKU: GF-08

Oil on board (32x24), c. 1994

President Jean-Bertrand Aristide depicted as the vodou lwa (spirit) Damballah.
Painted by Gerard Fortune in 1994 or 1995 when Aristide was returned to power by US/UN forces.

Gerard in 2004

Born 1933 (according to one bio., although he told me he did not know when he was born) in Petionville, Haiti. Worked as a pastry chef at a hotel, before beginning to paint in 1978.

$ 750
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