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This is Archives Room 39b, Haitian Paintings by Roger Francois

These paintings are for your viewing enjoyment; they are no longer for sale.
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Roger Francois was born around 1928 in Petite Riviere, on the Artibonite plain of central Haiti. He began as a wood sculptor and still carves occasionally. He has been painting as well since the early sixties. He loves to paint and sculpt Haitian women, both nudes and market women with baskets and braids. Besides women, M. Francois paints animals: cats, dogs, horses and owls, and in the early 1990’s, began painting sun and moon heads on human bodies. He also does an occasional surreal voodoo painting. His style is robust, bold and always fresh and new. He is a charming, explosively good natured man . A painting of his hangs in the National Museum, Brussells, Belgium and another was exhibited in the show of Geoffrey Holder’s collection, "Spirits" at the Katonah Museum of Art, (NY) in May 1991. His work has appeared in books and museum shows internationally. I think he is one of Haitian Art's best kept secrets.

Roger Francois passed away around February 10, 2013.

He will be missed

#2355 Roger Francois
"Still Life with Watch"
14x18" Acrylic on Canvas panel
$240 Framed in painted wood, Green

SOLD 12/04

*Roger Francois is so wierd. This is one of the more delightfully bizarre still-lifes that you will see.

#1437 Roger Francois. 24x30" Acrylic on Canvas
"Adam & Eve". 1992 $700 Framed in Wood, dark green.
SOLD 12/04
#2351 Roger Francois. 24x20" Acrylic on canvas
" Chicken Lady"
1999 $675 Framed in wood, cocoa colored.
SOLD 1/05.
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