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

SINCE 1974

This is Room 37A
Haitian Art by Gerard Fortune

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Usually referred to by only his first name, Gerard was for most of his adult life a cook in a Petionville restaurant. He is unsure of his exact age, but thinks he was born around 1935. He began to paint in the early 1980's, in the small caille where he lives in Montagne Noir, above Petionville. Outside the house are scores of potted plants, trelli blooming with beautiful flowers, and a large bird house alive with white pigeons. He paints his wonderful paintings inside the hut, which has no electricity or running water. After sundown, he works by the light of a gas lantern. He is one of the few self-taught painters left in Haiti. His work was featured in the May 1990 issue of Art & Antiques magazine andis included in most recent books about Haitian Art.

#gfak24 Gerard Fortune
acrylic on Canvas
20x30" Framed $900
#2546 Gerard Fortune
20x24" Acrylic on Canvas
"La Sirene, La Baliene"
2006 $275 Framed in painted wood

SOLD 12/06

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