Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 • 1-412-661-1498
A Haitian Art Gallery
|Gerard Fortune 2007 Photo© Bill Bollendorf|
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 had no electricity or running water as of 2007 After sundown, he worked by the light of a gas lantern. He may have current by now. He is a true, self-taught painter. His work was featured in the May 1990 issue of Art & Antiques magazine and he is included in most recent books and exhibits about Haitian Art.
|#2877 Gerard Fortune
40x30" Oil on canvas
2010 $1200 framed in Painted wood.
|#2264 Gerard Fortune
40x48" Acrylic on Canvas
" Road to LaBoule"
1986 Unframed $1500
48x40" Acrylic on canvas
"Big Mama with hot pants and fish"
1999 Unframed $1200
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