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This is Room 73B . Haitian Art by Lionel St. Eloi.

St. Eloi was born in 1950 in Port-au-Prince. He is a product of the art movement known as "Poto-Mitan" where he painted, played music and danced. He is one of the more eccentric and interesting Haitian artists. He is a creative genius.

His paintings are always unique and sometimes monumental and his sculptures, usually tin or aluminum with brass trimming and perhaps incorporating beads, glass and mirrors, are phantasmagorical. They are usually religious representations, either Vodun or Christian. He also has been known to make Vodou flags and still plays in a musical combo.

He lives in a small but tall house on top of a hill on the
Rue Lionel St. Eloi in Kafou Fey. he does his scuptures in his atelier higher up the mountain.
His paintings are scarce these days. He does not paint so much.

4047. Lionel St. Eloi
"Reconciliation, RARA"
30x50" acrylic on canvas
$2000 Framed in simple wooden frame.


Every year, on Good Friday, RaRa bands that have been touring Haiti for Lent, assemble for judging in Leogane. The assembly is called a "reconciliation"

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