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A Gallery of Haitian Art
SINCE 1974

Haitian Art Archives

This is Archive Room 62. Haitian Paintings by Henri-Claude Obin

H.C. Obin was born on December 8, 1949 in Cap Haitien. He painted in the classic Cap Haitien style that was originated by his father, Philome Obin. He lived in New York city for decades and died there of abdominal cancer on December 19, 2000.

To view some paintings by Henri-Claude Obin that are for sale, click here
#184C Henri-Claude Obin
20x24 " Oil on Masonite
" Entree au Cimitere"
1977 $2500 in simple wooden frame
SALE! $2000 SOLD! March 06.
#023 Henri-Claude Obin
24x30" on masonite
c.1980 $1800 framed
Sold July 1998
Combite. In rural Haiti if one family has a large task to do, their neighbors come to lend a hand. This communal assistance is known as a coumbite. It may apply to building a house, tilling or harvesting a large field, grinding manioc in preparation for baking, any task that might take weeks or longer if attempted by just one family can be dispatched quickly with a little help from your friends . There are traditional work songs associated with different tasks and the workers normally toil to the rythym of a drum or other percussion instrument.


# MM118 Henri-Claude Obin. 20x24" Oil on masonite
"A Lekol". $2400 Framed
SOLD July, 2004
#264 Henri-Claude Obin. 16x20 Oil on masonite
"Leve Matin" 1980. $1800 SALE! $999
SOLD July, 2004
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