Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 • 1-412-661-1498
This is Room 37A
Haitian Art by Gerard Fortune
This is an Archive room, the paintings are sold, for your viewing pleasure only
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 andis included in most recent books about Haitian Art.
|#2202 Gerard Fortune
12x16" Acrylic on Canvas
$225 Framed in painted wood, aqua
SOLD December 2009
|#2546 Gerard Fortune
20x24" Acrylic on Canvas
"La Sirene, La Baliene"
2006 $275 Framed in wood
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