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A Haitian Art Gallery

SINCE 1974

This is Room 172C Haitian Paintings by Camy Rocher

Camy Rocher was born in Baraderes, Haiti in 1959. In 1970, he accompanied his sister to Port-au-Prince and decided to stay. He took a job as assistant to the framer at the Galerie Monnin and was inspired by the paintings that he saw and was encouraged by the painter Calixte Henri, who supplied him with brushes and paints. In 1978 he was included in the show, " Five Vodou Artists" at the Institute Francais in Port-au-Prince. In early 1981 while preparing a solo show for the Galerie Monnin, a show that would be comprised of portraits of Vodou Loa, Rocher, a devout vodouiste, told MIchel Monnin that he was having difficulty with the representations of the sea loa Agoue, and his consort, La Siren, and he wondered if Agoue was displeased with him. At that time, Camy lived near the sea in the urban sprawl of the Carrefour neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. While swimming there one morning, he disappeared under the water. His drowned body was recovered the next day by Michel Monnin who had gone to the scene to pay his respects to the family. Camy Rocher was 21 years old at the time of his death. His paintings are rare and we are fortunate to have access to the ones below.

#180 Camy Rocher
24x16" Oil on Canvas
" Mambo in Green"
1980 POR framed
#178 Camy Rocher
24x24" Oil on masonite
" Grand Bois"
1979 POR framed
#177 Camy Rocher
24x24" Oil on masonite
1980 POR framed
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