Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 • 1-412-661-1498
A Haitian Art Gallery
Haitian Paintings by Theard Aladin
Theard Aladin was born in Jacmel, Haiti on October 12, 1925. For most of his life he was a stonemason and farmer. At the end of 1983, he injured his back and was unable to continue his trade. For months he languished, doing odd jobs and looking for a way to support his wife and seven children
In the fall of 1984 he had a dream that told him that he was an artist. Theard was a cousin to the renowned Haitian painters Prefete Duffaut and Pauleus Vital. He painted his first painting the next day , and for the next two years painted in a small house on the Ruelle George in Carrefour, in the company of a group of other transplanted Jacmellians, Maurice Vital, Martino Gabriel and Lorcin Vital, as well as the son of Pauleus, Edouard Vital.
Theard was an unschooled naive. He painted scenes that were typical in the life of an working class Haitian, as well as voudou ceremonies and political statements. His paintings are innocent and charming, as was he.
In 1987 He moved with his family to a small house on the top of a limestone cliff overlooking Carrefour, where he lived and worked until his untimely death from heart disease at 7am on Tuesday, August 17, 1993.
|#493 Theard Aladin
16x24" oil on canvass
1986 $900 Framed
|# 1049 Theard Aladin
16x21", Acrylic on masonite
1990 $475 Framed
SOLD October 2008
|# TA526. Theard Aladin
20x24" Oil on canvas
1986. $1200 Framed in thin frame, painted red.
|Theard Aladin 16x12"
3 Wise Men
1988 $240 framed in painted wood
|# 751 Theard Aladin
24x16" oil on masonite
1991 $375 Framed in wood, red.