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A Haitian Art Gallery
SINCE 1974

This is Room 68A. Haitian Paintings by Jonas Profil

Profil was born in Fort Liberte, near Cap Haitien on July 22, 1957. His father was a souvenir vendor. At age 18 Jonas took the money given to him for school and bought art supplies. Since that day he has been a painter. Although he now lives and paints in Port-au-Prince, he considers himself a Capois and signs his work 'Cap Haitien". His paintings are wry observations on Haitian life rendered in pale and pastel colors that are unique for Haiti. Many of his paintings are laced with generous doses of fantasy. In Michelle Granjean's wonderful book, Artistes in Haiti, Profil says that his paintings speak uniquely of peace and love. He is a vodouist, and feels that the problems in that religion are caused by men, not the religion.

#1661 Jonas Profil
20x16" Acrylic on canvas
"Beauty is Only Skin Deep"
1992. $650.Framed in wood, painted green.
SALE! $350

* Not every beautiful girl , as beautiful as a flower in this case, is wonderful as well.

#2671 Jonas Profil
36x24" Acrylic on Canvas
"Haiti Crucified"
$1500 framed. SOLD 1/20/10
* The proceeds were split between FONDAM, to assist artists affected by the earthquake and COLLEGE SUISSE, to help rebuild a venerable school.
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