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Haitian Art by Prefete Duffaut
Duffaut was born on New Year's day 1923 in Jacmel, Haiti. He and his half-brother, Pauleus Vital, are the archetypical Jacmel painters. M. Duffaut was an early member of the Centre d'Art, joining in 1946, and was one of the artists selected to paint the landmark murals in the Trinity Cathedral in 1951. He is one of the few artists in Haiti to develop a style so original as to be recognizable from across the room. The "Ville Imaginaire" is actually an artistic rendering of his hometown. Jacmel is a hilly town on the southern coast. One of his paintings was in the collection of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. It was sold for $6900 by Sotheby's on April 25, 1996.

Prefete passed away on October 6, 2012

#1917 Prefete Duffaut
24x20" Oil on Canvas
Vodou Pantheon
$1500 framed sold September 1999
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