Petion Savain (February 15, 1906-1973) was a prolific Haïtian artist and writer. Savain was born in Port-au-Prince and studied at the Haïtian School of Agronomy from which received a degree in law. He began painting in his early years and by his early 30s he was also the author of one book, La Case de Damballah.
Pierre-Joseph Valcin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1925 and died in 2000.Before becoming a painter he worked as a mechanic and a stone mason. He started to paint after he was introduced to the Centre d’Art by his half-brother, Gerard Valcin, in 1959. Gerard guided him for his first year as a resident artist at the Centre d’Art.
Sneak a peak to this painting entitled: “Haitian Pearl”. It’s an oil on canvas by the artist, Patrick Noze. Beautiful portrait of our Sarodj Bertin, which will be used in contribution to her Foundation “Sarodj For a Purpose”.
According to the artist, this painting is how he envision Sarodj as a woman of beauty symbolic of the Haitian culture; is his version of her as “The Girl with Pearl Earrings”, because she represent “La Pearl des Antilles: Haïti”.
“Haitian Pearl” defines the true beauty of “une haitienne extraordinaire”: SARODJ BERTIN.
My uncle Josue Blanchard artwork. He will be coming to America for the first time in few weeks. There is an exhibition in the works. Also stay tune for exhibit next year 3 generations my great uncle Smith Blanchard, my uncle Josue, and myself. #art #Haitian #Ayiti #HaitianArtist #Blanchard (Taken with Instagram)