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A Haitian Art Gallery
SINCE 1974

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Haitian Art by Andre Blaise

Andre Blaise is the youngest of the four Blaise brothers, they called him ti-Andre. All were internationally known and he grew up in the atelier behind The Galerie Monnin on the Gran Rue. With Serge Moleon, he is one of the two brothers who are still alive. The other two were the internationally known St. Louis Blaise who died at age 38 of a rare blood disease (which was not AIDS) and Fabolon Blaise, who passed at age 28 of a mistreated stomach ulcer .

Andre was born in Cap Haitien in January 1961 although he does not know the date, according to the excellent book Artistes en Haiti, by Michele Grandjean.

His mother was a vendor of fruits and vegetables and his father was a mechanic and tax collector in the markets of LeCap. By the time he was 12, Andre was living in Carrefour painting in the company of his famous brothers. In the Blaise atelier it was not uncommon for more than one brother to work on the same painting. After experimenting with various styles, Andre seems to have settled on painting fish. He portrays them with human characteristics , great humor and the technical virtuosity that is characteristic of the Blaise family. He has two children and lives in Port-au-Prince


Andre Blaise photo© Bill Bollendorf 2009
#9999 Andre Blaise
20x24"Acrylic on canvas
1997 " Sexophone"
$8500 framed

This painting was done at the end of 1997, before Monicagate. Clinton seducing the Sharks with his charm.

Obviously, Andre Blaise knew something that we didn't. Who is that raven-haired mermaid anyway?


This painting was exhibited at The American Visionary Art Museum, "
"Holy H2O" Show in 2004.


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