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This is Room 87A. Haitian Paintings by Buffon Thermidor.
According to the excellent book, Artistes en Haiti, Buffon was born on April 2, 1960 in Cap Haitien, Haiti. His father is a shoemaker and his mother a hairdresser. Officially, he began to paint at age 18, but like so many other young artists in the north, he became aware of art around the age of 6 or 7 on visits to the atelier of Philome Obin. Although he has painted some political paintings, Thermidor is noted for his painstakingly detailed renderings of Cap Haitian architecture, which he loves. He says that he wants to be sure that his grandchildren will be able to at least see paintings of the fabulous gingerbread structures in the event that the grand houses themselves are replaced by "des cubes de beton", concrete boxes. He is one of the current masters of the Northern School.
#117C Buffon Thermidor
20x24 Oil on Canvas
"Carnaval Okap"
1981 $1500 Framed

#118C Buffon Thermidor
16x20" Oil on Canvas
"Cap Haitian Street"
1981 $800 framed
#116C Buffon Thermidor
10x8" oil on masonite
'The Gate"
1998 $275 Framed
sold April 2000
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