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A Gallery of Haitian Art
SINCE 1974

This is Room 52B. Haitian Art by Philton LaTortue

LaTortue was born on June 4th, 1944 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He joined the Centre d'Art in 1962 and also studied at l'Academie des Beaux-Arts. In his early days he painted scenes of everyday Haitian life, particularly rural Haitians going about their business. For more than a decade now, he has been portraying animals acting like people, getting married, having banquets or lover's quarrels. His paintings are delightful, positive and a great pleasure to have around the house.

#2702 Phjilton LaTortue
"Their First Quarrel"
30x40" Acrylic on canvas
1992 $1800 framed in painted wood. SOLD
#2942 Philton LaTortue
30x40"" Acrylic on Canvas
"Papa Noel"
Painted in 1992
Framed in painted wood $1800

* This painting was done in 1992 during the reign of Raoul Cedras. Haiti was an unhappy place, under embargo. Aristide was in exile and the kids did not get very good presents this Christmas.

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