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Haitian Paintings by Jean-Louis Senatus

Jean-Louis Senatus was born on August 16, 1949 in Leogane, Haiti. In 1969 he began to paint and draw independently and soon enrolled in the Institute Lope de Vega, in Port-au-Prince. His teachers there were Rene Exume and Gerard Jolicoeur, who also taught at the Foyer des Artes Plastiques. A major turning point for Senatus came in 1973 when he met a Greek artist named Scodilis who was in Haiti for several months on leave from his job as art professor in New York City. Under the influence of Scodilis, Senatus refined his style and began using soft, luminous colors . His canvases became populated with slender, flowerlike figures going about their daily tasks in a dreamscape world.

He lives with his wife and children, dividing his time between Port-au-Prince and
the idyllic Southern village of Port Salut.

He is one of the principal painters of the School of Monnin.


#JLSMM037. Jean-Louis Senatus
"Mystical Steed"
12x16 " Oil on Canvas
2006 Framed in painted wood. $1500
#JLSMM040. Jean-Louis Senatus
"Night Riders"
8x10" Oil on Canvas
2006 $950 framed in painted wood.
SOLD. November 2007
#JLSMM042. Jean-Louis Senatus
8x10" Oil on Canvas
2006 $950
#022 Jean-Louis Senatus
24x30" oil on canvas
1998 "Port Salut"
$5600 Framed
#JLSM011. Jean-Louis Senatus
12x20". Oil on Canvas>
2006 $2200 Framed in Painted wood.
#JLSM019. Jean-Louis Senatus
20x24" Oil on Canvas
2006 $3900 Framed in wood
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