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A Gallery of Haitian Art
SINCE 1974



Haitian Art Archives

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This is Room 3
Haitian Paintings by Theard Aladin

Theard Aladin was born in Jacmel, Haiti on October 12, 1925. For most of his life he was a stonemason. At the end of 1983, he injured his back and was unable to continue his trade. For months he languished, doing odd jobs and looking for a way to support his wife and seven children

In the fall of 1984 he had a dream that told him that he was an artist. Theard was a cousin to the renowned Haitian painters Prefete Duffaut and Pauleus Vital. He painted his first painting the next day , and for the next two years painted in a small house on the Ruelle George in Carrefour, in the company of a group of other transplanted Jacmellians, Maurice Vital, Martino Gabriel and Lorcin Vital, as well as the son of Pauleus, Edouard Vital.

Theard was an unschooled naive. He painted scenes that were typical in the life of an working class Haitian, as well as voodoo ceremonies and political statements. His paintings are innocent and charming, as was he.

In 1987 He moved with his family to a small house on the top of a limestone cliff overlooking Carrefour, where he lived and worked until his untimely death from heart disease at 7am on Tuesday, August 17, 1993.


#1240 Theard Aladin
24x18" Oil on masonite
" Houngan"
1991 $750 Framed
SOLD April 05

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#922 Theard Aladin
24x36" Oil on Canvas
" Port of Jacmel"
1989 $ 900 framed.
SOLD April 05
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