Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 • 1-412-661-1498
A Haitian Art Gallery
|Gerard Fortune. 1990 Photo © Bill Bollendorf|
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Haitian Art by Gerard Fortune
Usually referred to by only his first name, Gerard was for most of his adult life a cook in a Petionville restaurant. He is unsure of his exact age, but thinks he was born around 1935. He began to paint in the early 1980's, in the small caille where he lives in Montagne Noir, above Petionville. Outside the house are scores of potted plants, trelli blooming with beautiful flowers, and a large bird house alive with white pigeons. He paints his wonderful paintings inside the hut, which has no electricity or running water. After sundown, he works by the light of a gas lantern. He is one of the few self-taught painters left in Haiti. His work was featured in the May 1990 issue of Art & Antiques magazine and
|#2905 Gerard Fortune
24x20 Acrylic onCanvas
2010 $650 framed in wood, painted red.
|#2267 Gerard Fortune
24x20" Acrylic on canvas
2001 " Crucifixion"
Framed $475. Sale! $300
|#1123 Gerard Fortune
24x20" Oil on board
1988 $750 framed in painted wood