Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 • 1-412-661-1498


A Gallery of Haitian Art
Since 1974
 
This is Room 26A. Haitian Art by Seymour Bottex

Seymour Bottex was born on Christmas Eve, 1922 in Port Margot in the north of Haiti. His grandfather was an important General in the Haitian Army. After finishing secondary school he worked for some years as a photographer. Around 1955, encouraged by his older brother, Jean-Baptiste, another well known artist, he began to do drawings in color. In 1961 he joined the Centre d'Art and in 1969 began to paint in the atelier of the Galerie Issa. His style is distinctive; He uses bright colors and strong lines to depict the everyday occurrences in Haiti from colonial generals to market women to voudou gods. His paintings often have a surreal touch.

 

 

#SBLS Seymour Bottex
"The Last Supper"
24x30 Oil on canvas
framed in gilt frame with linen liner
Mid 1980's. Purchased from Issa
$3800


#132 C Seymour Bottex
24x20" Acrylic on canvas
"Market"
1988 $2700 framed
Sale $1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#SBCJB Seymour Bottex
17x11" Oil on Canvas
"To Market"
1980's
Unframed
$1250

   
To view Archive paintings by Bottex, click here. Archive paintings are not for sale