Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 • 1-412-661-1498
A Haitian Art Gallery
Haitian Art by Levoy Exil.
Levoy Exil was born in Fermate far up the mountain above Port-au-Prince on December 7, 1944, or in Soissons-la-Montagne on October 19, 1944, depending on which book you consult. He was one of the original members of Saint Soleil, a community of peasant artists that was organized by the Haitian artist Tiga, and Maude Robart, a writer and painter herself.
Saint Soleil was located in the mountains above LaBoule, at Soisson-La- Montagne. It provided the means and encouragement for not only painters, but also poets, writers, craftspeople, singers, dancers, sculptors and musicians to practice their arts. The movement received international attention after the visit in 1975 of Andre Malraux, who was so impressed with the place that he devoted a chapter in his last book, "L'Intemporel", to Saint Soleil. Exil is also one of the five members of "Cinq Soleil", the group of artists that reformed in the late 1980's.
# 2936 Levoy Exil
31x24" Acrylic on canvas
1996 $1800 Well framed
SALE! $700 SOLD
This painting and the one below were acquired at a good price and we are passing on the savings in an effort to widely disseminte this magical art.
|#2935 Levoy Exil.
32x24" on canvas
1999 "Marasa". $1800 nicely framed
|#2937 Levoy Exil
12x16 on canvas
1997 $600 framed in plain black