Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 • 1-412-661-1498

SINCE 1974

This is Room 84. Haitian Art by Antilhomme Richard

According to Michele Grandjean in her wonderful book, Artistes en Haiti, Antilhomme was born in the early 1920's in Petit Trou de Nippes. His parents were farmers . He never attended school and moved to Port-au-Prince when he was nine. There he found work as a housekeeper in the home of a doctor. He later became a mechanic and then worked at painting and construction. When he was around fifty, he met Tiga, the founder of the Saint Soleil art community in the mountains above Port-au-Prince, and became one of the first members of the group. When Saint Soleil disbanded in 1978 Antilhomme stopped painting and did not resume until 1989 . He is presently a member of "Cinq Soleils", the group that grew out of Saint Soleil. He spends all of his time painting now. "When I am painting, I am happy"' he says now, "everything is good for me, I am happy"

Antilhomme passed away in November 2002 in Petionville where he had lived with his wife and children

Antilhomme Richard with one of his children.
Photo: Bill Bollendorf , 2002.
#926 Antilhomme Richard
32x24" acrylic on masonite
1989 $2400 framed
To view the Antilhomme Archive, a painting that is not for sale, click here
#2240 Antilhomme Richard
12x9 " Acrylic on canvas
2002 $275 Framed.
SOLD May 05



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