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A Gallery of Haitian Art
This is Archives Room 74 . Haitian Paintings by Fritz St. Jean
Fritz St. Jean is one of the best of the third generation of Haitian Artists. He was a member of the group that worked together in the mid 1970's in the atelier of the Galerie Monnin on the Grand Rue in Port-au-Prince. Some of his contemporaries in those heady creative days were the Blaise brothers, Serge, St. Louis, Fabolon and Andre, Simil, Jean-Louis Senatus, Eric Jean-Louis, Murat St. Vil, Fritzner Lamour, the Sanon brothers, and others. Some of these painters have been referred to in print as "The School of Jacmel", a misnomer; they should more properly be known as "The School of Monnin" because it was Michel Monnin who organized and nurtured them.
Fritz emigrated to New York in 1985 and worked as a waiter to support his family; he didn't stop painting and in fact by the end of the 80's his work had become stronger and more charged with political and social themes. Two monumental canvases of his graced the entrance and exit doors of the landmark show "The Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou" at the Natural History Museum in New York in 1998.
|#079 Fritz St. Jean. 20x24" Oil On Canvas
"Dove of Peace"
1991 $1500 Framed sold
|#081 Fritz St. Jean
12x16" Oil on Canvas
"Ready to Fly"1991 $800 framed
Sold November 1999
|# FSJDS Fritz St. Jean
24x36" oil on canvas
1990 $2400 framed